This week, a state system went test-optional, ACT preemptively canceled spring test dates abroad, and colleges continue to manage Covid on campus.
ACT canceled test dates abroad for the spring while moving forward with fall dates. This decision left many wondering why ACT would throw in the towel so early for the spring and why they’d green-light fall dates when the virus continues to surge around the world. There has been no similar announcement for the US.
The state system of Georgia, which includes the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, went test-optional. Finally. With holdouts in Florida, Alabama, Texas, and other states, there’s a call within the college counseling community for public colleges to go test-optional. Spelman also announced a test-optional policy for this coming year.
Colleges with an in-person residential component this fall have been welcoming students back to campus with varying degrees of success. To keep track of Covid cases at US colleges and universities, check out this resource.