This week, one university pushed back its early deadlines to give seniors some breathing room, 50+ universities cut back on doctoral programs and, despite the economic downturn, four schools announced ground-breaking donations. We’ll start with good news! Villanova University pushed their Early Action and Early Decision deadlines back until November 15. Seniors, you have a little more time […]
Are you wondering if you should write about Covid on your college application? It’s an optional question on the Common App this year, but let’s discuss whether it makes sense to respond…because in this case optional truly means optional. The specific wording of the “Covid essay” is: Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters […]
You’re a high school junior or senior and you’ve heard of Early Decision, but aren’t quite sure what it means? Allow us to explain! Early Decision is an application plan that allows you to apply to a college early – in the fall of your senior year (typically by November 1 or 15). If you […]
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 […]
This week, we learned that undergraduate enrollment dropped nationwide, a university decided to reverse course regarding reimbursement of tuition to Covid violators, and an Ivy League university has gone “score-free” for some of its programs. According to preliminary data on fall enrollment from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, undergraduate enrollments are down by 2.5 […]
In light of testing uncertainty due to the Covid pandemic, including cancelled SAT and ACT test dates and testing center closures, more than half of US colleges and universities are now test-optional for 2020-2021, with some adopting permanent test-optional policies.
Are you a high school senior working on your college applications? Would you like to receive some decisions early, but aren’t ready to commit to a specific school just yet? Then Early Action might be for you… Early Action is an option that allows students to submit applications earlier in the fall of senior year […]
On September 17, Expert Admissions co-hosted a webinar entitled, “Creating Your Roadmap to Success: Extracurriculars + College Prep During Covid.” The webinar provided tips for high school students and their parents regarding extracurricular activities and the college application process. Here are the highlights: After an application makes it beyond the initial academic review, college admissions […]