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.
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 […]
Test-optional admissions policies give applicants the choice whether to submit testing. Test-blind admissions policies do not consider scores at all. Test-flexible admissions policies require an applicant to send test scores but allow them to submit other standardized test scores in lieu of the SAT or ACT (think 3 Subject Tests instead of the SAT or ACT).
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 […]
Thousands of schools across the country have moved to test-optional admissions for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, given the struggle students have had registering and actually sitting — safely — for exams. A few schools have gone a step further and have moved to test-blind admissions.
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.
There’s some more test-optional news this week, and fall plans continue to evolve as many colleges near their opening days for first-year students. The University of North Carolina, University of Tampa, University of Tennesse-Knoxville, and UMass-Amherst all announced test-optional policies. The reversal of last week’s ICE ruling reverted to an old policy that protected some international students but not others: the old […]
From a whole new world of college sports to the new rules of on-campus socializing, college admissions news largely focused on policies relating to Fall 2020 this week. And keeping the test-optional news going, MIT is now added to the list. In application news, MIT suspended its SAT/ACT testing requirement for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle and Johns Hopkins added Early […]