Get caught up on the latest news in college admissions, including the end of SAT Subject Tests as well as increases in applications and decreases in enrollment for Fall 2020.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On September 15, Expert Admissions co-hosted a webinar entitled, “College Admissions + Testing Updates for Fall 2020.” The webinar provided tips for families of high school students embarking on the college application process as well as advice on standardized testing. The following updates and highlights were shared regarding to standardized testing: Students have been able […]
This week’s college admissions news was again dominated by the impact of Covid on college and university campuses, though some changes to application processes (we’re looking at you, Brown and ASU) and spring semesters (Carnegie Mellon) are already underway. Northeastern University dismissed 11 first-year students and is keeping their tuition after they clearly violated safety protocols […]