This week included a change to the Common Application, another round of SAT cancellations, and a spotlight on a college touted as a model for reopening and containing community spread.
Hundreds of thousands of students who registered to take the SAT this September and October will be unable to take their exam because the testing centers are closed due to the continued spread of Covid.
Florida’s Governor said that he would like to pass a legislative “bill of rights” to prevent colleges and universities from harshly disciplining students for holding large in-person parties. Meanwhile, Colby College in Maine has been praised for their thorough action plan to stop the spread of the virus on campus and in their local community.
In college application news, the Common Application announced that it’s removing the disciplinary question from the application. A new study shows that Black students report disciplinary actions at more than twice the rate of white peers.