This week, there was legal news, more schools announced an extension of test-optional policies for 2021-2022, and national statistics show a complex picture of the pandemic’s effect on college admissions.
The Justice Department announced that it is dropping a lawsuit claiming that Yale discriminated against white and Asian students in its admissions practices.
Given the ongoing pandemic, many colleges and universities continued to announce an extension of their test-optional policies for an additional year (or two). Emory, Harvard, Princeton, Syracuse, Tulane, and Vassar are just some of the colleges that made announcements this week. Be sure to check out our list of colleges that have extended their test-optional policies to 2021-2022. We’ll update the list as more announcements are made.
While many selective universities have seen large increases in applications as a result of test-optional policies, not all schools are experiencing a surge. Many colleges have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.
And in good news this week, Yale is making sure that more young people have access to its massively popular “happiness course.” If you’re interested in the course, you can access it here.
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