Many college students feel they are in "limbo" as colleges roll out plans for fall. From the Washington Post.
More news about the ACT: They've added test dates in fall to accommodate students who have not been able to take these exams in spring. This article from Applerouth Prep highlights the changes.
Applerouth Prep Blog on the ACT
The ACT had been planning to allow students to retake one, two, or three sections of the ACT, beginning in fall. It now seems that the ACT will be focused on providing opportunities for students to take the complete test, especially in light of all the recent test date cancellations. Registration for the fall ACT exams will open in late July.
ACT Newsroom and Blog
The SAT and ACT have remained "hot topics" this spring in the midst of the coronavirus. Many colleges, including the University of California, will be test optional for this upcoming application cycle. In fact, the UC will eliminate the SAT and ACT from admissions review for the classes of 2023 and 2024. This article from the Washington Post asks the question: Will colleges ever go back to requiring these exams?
Washington Post - Will Colleges Require Tests?
Thank you to Applerouth Tutoring for this very straightforward information about changes to the ACT, coming in fall. Those changes include computer-based testing at some testing locations and the ability to retake sections of the exam. Here's the full article: Applerouth - Changes to the ACT
I'm proud to be part of The Independent Educational Consultants of the Conejo Valley. We've put together two evenings of virtual panels where current high school students can ask questions of older students attending colleges in Southern California. Thank you to the Thousand Oaks Acorn for publishing this article about the event.
We know that college admissions will look different in fall, when admissions officers review applications without test scores, limited activities, and possibly a semester with pass/no pass grading. This article has helpful tips for the Class of 2021. But perhaps most important is the very last line: "We get it." Admissions offices understand that everyone's application will look different.
From Rick Clark at Georgia Tech Admissions, a very thoughtful blog about why your voice matters.
From one of my favorite columnists who writes about college admissions, Jeff Selingo, a must read for high school juniors, soon to be seniors.
How to Normalize the College Search Process for Juniors