This week there was a fair amount of information regarding standardized testing, in addition to ongoing conversations about reshaping college admissions and some helpful tips on how to manage your social media footprint.
ACT announced that an at-home test will not be rolled out this year. ACT cites their commitment to “equitable access to remote proctoring” as the reason for the delay as they work to ensure their remote proctoring options suit the needs of students and institutions alike.
Both ACT and the College Board are working to stay on top of notifying families about test center closures. Students planning to take the SAT over the next few months can check this database to confirm whether or not their center is open for testing; students taking the ACT can check here. And if you’re not planning to submit test scores with your applications you can always check our list of test-optional schools here.
Meanwhile, the Common Application is reporting that through February 15, only 44% of applicants using the Common Application submitted scores this year. Last year, that number was around 77%.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has created a commission to rethink the admissions process. Some deans and directors of admission have already begun sharing their opinions.
The Washington Post published an article on how students can manage their digital footprint with the college admissions process in mind. Expert Admissions recently posted some helpful tips on our blog about managing your social media presence…be sure to take a look!