Tufts University Goes Test-Optional

Tufts University has joined the ranks of test-optional universities — albeit not necessary on a permanent basis but rather for a period of three years. While there are many test-optional universities, there are not tons of highly selective test-optional universities like the University of Chicago, Middlebury College, Bates College, and … 

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IB Exams Canceled Around the World

Wondering if the IB exams would be on for this year, albeit in a modified, take-from-home way? Wonder no more. The IB exams, which were to be held between April 30 and May 22, 2020, have been officially canceled. But unlike with the AP exams which will be modified to … 

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MIT Drops SAT Subject Tests

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will no longer consider the submission of SAT Subject Test scores. The school is not just going SAT Subject Tests-optional. As MIT is not a Common Application subscriber, the school will not offer a place on their unique application for applicants to list any SAT … 

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AP Testing in the Age of Coronavirus

If you were worried that AP tests would be canceled this spring, save your worries for other things — like your family’s health and the spiraling economy — because AP tests are on for 2020. The AP tests will, however, be modified since, well, students aren’t exactly in school to … 

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SAT and ACT Cancelations

The April ACT administration has been pushed to June, as announced by ACT. The March SAT administration was canceled. The May SAT administration has been canceled. The June SAT administration has not yet been canceled. And AP exams to be administered in May may very well be take-home exams, as … 

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The Time is Now for Virtual Test Prep

For many years, people write in to us at Ivy Coach and ask if they can meet with us to discuss their child’s case for admission. Maybe they’ll say they live nearby to our offices in Manhattan. Or maybe they say they’ll fly in from Dubai. In every instance, whether … 

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More Test Cancelations in Asia

We previously reported that the SAT, ACT, and TOEFL have been canceled across mainland China for the months of February and March due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. But it seems those won’t be the only upcoming testing cancelations in Asia. Testing sites have also been closed in … 

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Caltech Eliminates SAT Subject Test Requirement

The California Institute of Technology will no longer require applicants to submit SAT Subject Test scores in the admissions process. The change was announced this week by Caltech’s Undergraduate Admissions Office. Previously, Caltech required applicants to submit a Math 2 SAT Subject Test score in addition to a score on … 

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Consideration of SAT and ACT Scores in UC Admissions Process

The battle over the consideration of SAT or ACT scores in the University of California admissions process is brewing. A few weeks back, we reported on a letter that was sent by certain groups, including the Compton Unified School District, College Access Plan, College Seekers, Community Coalition, the Dolores Huerta … 

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SAT and ACT Requirement at Elite Universities

More and more colleges are dropping the SAT and ACT requirement in admissions, right? The answer is a qualitative yes. More and more colleges are dropping the SAT and ACT as an admissions requirement, but this trend does not hold true at America’s highly selective colleges where the SAT or … 

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