This week, a test-optional update from Notre Dame, a spike in Covid cases, a university president announces his retirement, and a survey on high school seniors from the Class of 2022 is released.
The Enrollment Office at the University of Notre Dame announced that their test-optional admissions policy will remain through the 2024 application cycle.
Inside Higher Ed reports that Covid cases have spiked at a number of universities as students have returned to campus. Though not unexpected, some particularly high case numbers have prompted debate over the relaxation of testing requirements and mask mandates.
After serving for 18 years, Robert Brown, the president of Boston University, announced that he will step down at the end of this academic year. Brown said his proudest accomplishment has been to increase need-based aid and diversity at BU.
Results are out from the 2022 Niche Senior Enrollment Survey of over 21,000 students from the high school class of 2022. Among the findings: 59% of prospective college students applied to five or more institutions, and 26% applied to ten or more.