SAT and ACT for University of California

Applications to the University of California schools are due today, the traditional end of November deadline for the nation’s largest public university system. On the eve of this deadline, we figured we’d pose one question: Why do the University of California schools, which are now test-blind as a matter of … 

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Standardized Tests in UC Admissions Process

The University of California schools, which are not test-optional but instead test-blind, will not be using any standardized test in its admissions process now or apparently ever in the future. After eliminating the SAT and ACT from the decision-making process, UC faculty were tasked with determining if an alternative to … 

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Stanford Extends Test-Optional Policy

Stanford University has opted to extend its test-optional admissions policy. The new extension will impact applicants to Stanford’s Class of 2027 as well as transfer applicants. In all, this marks three years in a row that the Palo Alto, California-based institution has not required test scores for admission. Stanford dropped … 

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Testing Optional

Thinking about not sending in test scores to elite universities this admissions cycle? Think again. As we’ve long suggested on the pages of this college admissions blog, test-optional policies aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. All else being equal, at a school with a test-optional admissions policy, a student … 

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UPS Compensates Students for Lost AP Exams

A little less than a month ago, we shared news that the United Parcel Service lost the AP exams of over 100 students from Starpoint High School. The completed exams were misplaced in transit to The College Board’s headquarters. This fiasco, of course, was very frustrating to the students who … 

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The Test-Optional Beneficiaries

As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, we believe that test-optional admissions policies don’t mean all that much. All else being equal, a student with great test scores will always have an advantage over a student with no test scores. Never, however, did we suggest … 

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2021-2022 SAT Testing Dates

Wondering when the SAT will be offered during the 2021-2022 academic year? If so, wonder no more as we’ve got the test dates for our readers. We’ve also got the corresponding registration and late registration deadlines and the score release dates for added measure. SAT Test Date Offered Internationally? Test … 

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