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 of more schools switching to test-blind admissions, a big change to college athletics, and some important changes to graduate programs. Reed College and Dickinson College joined the growing list of test-blind schools. A few UC campuses had previously decided to go test-blind for upcoming admissions cycles. However, a California judge recently […]
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, a judge ruled the UC system cannot use test scores, college is now everywhere, Covid continues to disrupt fall plans, and another school went test-blind. A California judge ruled that the UC system cannot use SAT or ACT scores in admissions this cycle because they would disadvantage low-income students and students with disabilities. […]
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 […]
On August, 18, 2020, Expert Admissions co-hosted a webinar entitled, “Success & Peaceful Coexistence During Covid: Strategies for Parents & Students.” The webinar provided tips for families of high school students embarking on the college application process as well as advice for families with college students and younger students living and learning at home.
The big news this week was colleges’ quick change of plans after welcoming students to campus, plus some more standardized testing news. Following a campus outbreak, Notre Dame is moving to remote instruction for two weeks in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19 on campus, warning that it might send students home if the numbers […]
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 […]