This week, ACT gave online registration another try, Michigan pushed its Early Action deadline back, and grad schools are grappling with test-optional admissions.
ACT gave registration a second try this week and it was another Monday full of frustrations. Once Monday’s mess was over, however, several students had success getting seats for September and October (and not 300+ miles away). If you still need an early-fall test date, head back to the registration site and give it a try.
The return of the campus tour? At some colleges, in-person tours are back (albeit changed).
Graduate schools are also reckoning with the reality of testing during Covid. The University of Miami dropped the GMAT and GRE for most programs and the American College of Physicians urged med schools to waive the MCAT this year.
Johns Hopkins reversed its plans for an in-person semester and has now urged all students to stay home. They’re also offering a 10 percent discount on tuition.
As testing becomes more complicated and some school districts delay their openings, some wonder if colleges’ deadlines will be impacted. The University of Michigan announced it would push its Early Action deadline to November 15 and also delay notification until late January. Typically, Michigan’s EA deadline is November 1 and students hear by Christmas.
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