Students forced to retake ACTs after FedEx loses box of tests, official says

Channel 2 Action News learned 220 tests taken at the school in Marietta are missing in the FedEx system, according to a spokesman with ACT.

In a statement, FedEx told Channel 2's Chris Jose it's "conducting a thorough search" for the missing box of tests. Students are now missing deadlines for scholarship and college applications. 


"On Valentine's Day night around 10:30 (I got an email) that just said, 'Sorry lost your test. We'll give you your 50 dollars back,'" said Allatoona senior Carsyn Gambrell.

She still can't believe her ACT test disappeared.

"I was really emotional about it for a long time. I was crying, I was just mad because how do you misplace a test?" she said.

Gambrell retook the test on Saturday, but told Jose she's already missed the deadline for some scholarship applications.

After Kennesaw State University learned of the missing tests, the university extended its college application deadline to April 1. The original deadline had been set for March 1.

"I'll apply to KSU in the next couple of weeks, if they send our test scores back," Gambrell said.

Although she isn't so sure if her test will come. That's because in an email, the ACT said the testing site would be at Lassiter High School in Lousiana, not the one in Marietta.

Important details she says the ACT can't get right.

"Hopefully they don't lose this test," she said. 

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