This week, the NCAA considers overhauling eligibility requirements, the FAFSA updates its forms and policies, three highly selective schools extend their test-optional policies, and there are big changes in the University of California system.
The NCAA announced it is moving towards getting rid of the standardized testing requirement for initial eligibility for D1 and D2 athletic recruits.
There will be some changes to the 2022–2023 FAFSA form and student aid eligibility; you can read about those modifications here.
In testing news, Johns Hopkins University announced they will remain test-optional through the 2025–2026 application year and Yale and Princeton extended their policies for another year.
The UC system announced that they will be extending the application submission period. Students applying for fall 2023 (current high school juniors) can submit a UC application between October 1 and November 30. Previously, the submission period was November 1 – November 30.
UC Berkeley is appealing a district court ruling that froze enrollment at pandemic-level numbers, which were unusually low. The current ruling would require the campus to reduce enrollment by one third.
Though Joe Burrow did not become the first quarterback to win a Heisman Trophy, a National Championship, and the Super Bowl, he did remind us that it’s always nice to introduce yourself.
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