This week, we share big testing news out of California, OSU announces a debt-free plan for students, and Columbia University settles with students over fees.
The UCs have decided to not require any standardized testing in the admissions process from now on. The faculty believe they cannot find a test without bias issues, which is the reason they stopped requiring the SAT and ACT. A faculty committee was searching for an alternative and has decided that an unbiased test does not yet exist.
The Ohio State University recently announced the “Scarlet and Grey Advantage” program that will enable students to graduate debt free. This program will make OSU one of the largest debt-free programs in higher education.
Columbia University reached a $12.5 million settlement with students who sued the university over fees charged during the move to online classes because of Covid. The majority of the money will be disbursed to students to cover the costs paid for activities, health services, and athletic facilities during 2020.
Good luck to our students taking the SAT this Saturday — the last SAT of 2021!