ACT cancels remote proctoring research and implementation for 2020-2021

Although it seemed the ACT was making significant plans to offer a remote testing option this year, a February 23rd post on the ACT website announced they were no longer pursuing this option for the near term. ACT CEO Janet Godwin said:  “Extensive research, planning, testing and collaboration between team members and partner organizations has…

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What to expect if you’re planning to take an AP exam this spring

The College Board announced recent updates to the various exam offerings and timelines for students who are planning to take an AP exam this spring. If you’re a student or a parent wondering how this will affect you, we’ve put together sample timelines and answered questions you may have about preparing for AP exams this…

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Colleges That Have Changed Testing Requirements Due to Covid-19

SAT or ACT still required. No longer require or recommend SAT Subject tests Brown University Harvard University MIT *will not consider SAT subject tests even if sent Princeton University Yale University *will not consider SAT subject tests even if sent SAT or ACT optional for 1 year (2020-2021 admissions cycle) Abilene Christian University Amherst College…

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Searching for Scholarships

While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed the daily lives of everyone, if you are a high school student, now is a great time to start looking for potential grants and scholarships while social distancing. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply to national, regional, and local scholarship and grant programs.  Furthermore, you may be…

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April 2020 COVID-19 Testing Updates: the ACT is still on!

SAT Exam The College Board just announced on Wednesday that the June 2020 administration of the SAT will be cancelled. In order to compensate for the lack of testing during the spring, there will be a test offered every month starting in August 2020. Additionally, in the “unlikely event” that schools do not reopen in…

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COVID-19: Advice for High School Juniors

With schools reverting to remote learning, standardized tests postponed, rescheduled, or completely revamped because of COVID-19, and college campuses and only offering virtual visit opportunities, the college admissions landscape has become a challenging and constantly evolving situation that students, educators, and administrators are navigating.  If you’re a junior this year and applying to college for…

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COVID-19: Advice for High School Seniors

With schools closed, and many standardized tests canceled, rescheduled, or reformatted, there’s a lot to process as school systems all over the world transition to remote learning, many deciding to grade students on a pass/fail scale instead of the traditional A through F scale.  If you’re a senior this year and planning to attend college…

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How are AP exams affected by COVID-19?

In response to the complications caused by the Coronavirus, the College Board has revised both the test format and schedule for AP exams this year.  Instead of traveling to a secure testing site, students will be able to take them online from the comfort of their own homes or in their schools if they reopen.  So, what…

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