The ACT college admissions exam was suddenly cancelled this past Saturday for thousands of test takers planning to take the test in South Korea, and Hong Kong. A test administrator said that the test had been leaked.
The cancellation affected 5,500 students at 56 test centers. Many Chinese students had traveled to Hong Kong and South Korea to take the exam. A number of students learned of the cancellation mere hours before the exam.
ACT sent a letter to candidates explaining that they had received evidence of a security breach of June 10, and decided to cancel the test soon after. The letter said that ACT understood that this decision would be difficult for candidates, but that the company hoped to ensure that all candidates were tested fairly. Students who needed the test scores to complete a college application before June could send the college a copy of ACT’s letter to explain the situation.
An ACT spokesperson said that this is the first known cancellation of an ACT test in an entire country. Candidates’ registration fees will be refunded, but the test will not be rescheduled until September. The spokesperson did not discuss the evidence found for the security breach but reassured the media that it was very credible.
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