Jeff Selingo is the smartest guy I know of when it comes to college admissions, and you can be sure that his advice is as up-to-date and well-researched as it gets. Here’s what he wrote after the release this September
Helpful hint: It’s a 50-minute video, but if you go to settings and change the playback speed to 1.5, you get through it in less time. Plus, it’s funny to hear them talking fast (hee hee hee).
The PSAT/NMSQT has traditionally been important for juniors who score high enough to merit scholarships. After all, “NMSQT” stands for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.” Fortunately, the January administration of the PSAT–added only for this Covid-impacted year–will still be figured
This year more and more schools went test optional, at least for the class of 2021. With so many SAT and ACT tests getting canceled and with so few seats available in upcoming administrations, students haven’t had access to the
NCAA Eligibility Center announces flexibility in initial eligibility for 2021-22 Changes address uncertainty caused by COVID-19 August 17, 2020 11:00amMichelle Brutlag Hosick Students who initially enroll full time during the 2021-22 academic year and intend to play NCAA Division I
The University of Maryland has joined more than 1300 other four-year universities and colleges–including Princeton, Yale, Harvard, and the University of California and Cal State systems–in making standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) optional for the class of 2021. UMD
According to the July 7 journal Inside Higher Education, the University of Southern California, Harvard, Princeton, Rutgers, and Georgetown have announced that fall classes will be held primarily online, with a reduced number of students invited to be on campus.
Common App essays have remained unchanged for a while now, but they just added an optional essay question that will give applicants a chance to explain how the pandemic has affected them. This will be in addition to the “Additional
Jeff Selingo: The Future of Higher Ed—and Admissions—During and After the Coronavirus May 13, 2020 Noted author, columnist, and higher education strategist Jeff Selingo spoke at a webinar today with Mark Sklarow of the Independent Educational Consultants Association about
ACT, Inc. published this report on April 16, 2020. Check act.org for continuing updates. ACT’s test-at-home remote proctoring launches this fall/winter for students in the U.S. IOWA CITY, Iowa—In response to uncertainty and school cancellations due to COVID-19, ACT announced