There were a lot of newsworthy stories this week, so we’ll just get right to it!
Wellesley College announced an extension to its test-optional policy, and students applying for Fall 2023 and Fall 2024 are not required to submit scores. Michigan State and the University of Texas also announced updates—MSU will be test-optional until at least 2026 and UT through Fall 2023.
Claremont McKenna College is the happy recipient of a $140 million donation that will enable the campus to double its footprint! The gift from alumnus and trustee George Roberts is historic for CMC and will be used to add and develop 75 acres to the campus.
Harvard University has pledged $100 million to research and atone for the school’s ties to slavery.
The University of Miami has hired a “CEO” who will report to the president, and all administrative units will report to the CEO—much to the chagrin of many professors.
CNBC circulated this helpful list of private and public colleges that are generous with financial aid. Speaking of which…the University of California system has announced that students from federally recognized Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native tribes will receive free in-state tuition, starting this fall.
This May, many colleges are planning to celebrate the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 with “mega” graduation ceremonies; it should make for great celebrations!
For all the seniors out there, we’re sharing some straight talk from Tulane about “How to Stay Admitted,” and we recommend a close read.