This week, there was some clarity on upcoming AP exams, we got more data on Early Decision and Early Action application numbers, and the Ivy League announced a policy change regarding fifth-year eligibility.
The College Board announced its plans for AP exam testing this May. Check with your school testing coordinator for specific information about how (and if) the tests will be administered in person at your school.
In case you needed a reminder to remain flexible in 2021…select testing centers in both NYC and St. Louis did not open their doors for ACT testing last weekend. Test-takers were not notified in advance of any cancellations, causing confusion and frustration.
More data is available on early applications from this fall. Overall, there was a decline in early applications. New data shows that the number of students who applied under Early Decision plans was down 4.6 percent and the number of Early Action applicants was down 5.7 percent nationally.
In good news, the Ivy League announced that it will allow current senior athletes to compete as graduate students (should they be admitted to a graduate program). This is a reversal of a decision last spring that barred graduate students from competition.