Last Rites for College Admissions Tests?

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on college admissions testing requirements at universities across America with the UC schools the latest to move away from the ubiquitous tests. Some schools have chosen to go test-optional for the Class of 2025. Some schools have chosen to go test-optional in perpetuity. Some … 

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University of California Drops SAT and ACT

In major college admissions news, the University of California system will end the consideration of SAT and ACT scores in its admissions process, a decision their Board of Regents reached unanimously. And just like that, College Board and ACT have all but lost a major customer. Several weeks ago, due … 

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Elite Colleges Waiving Testing Requirements Due to Pandemic

As we have been reporting, more and more elite universities are waiving their testing requirements for admission this coming year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. A week ago, Cornell University became the first Ivy League school to go test-optional for the Class of 2025. Williams College and Amherst College … 

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ACT and SAT in the Age of Coronavirus

With Wednesday’s announcements by College Board, the maker of the SAT and SAT Subject Tests as well as by ACT, the maker of the ACT, that at-home tests are in the works for the fall, we figured we’d focus today’s post on all your testing questions. So here goes! Q. … 

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June SAT Testing Canceled

College Board made headlines today for two reasons: (1) the June 6, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration has been canceled; (2) College Board is preparing take-home SAT and SAT Subject Tests for the fall. ACT is preparing for a take-home ACT in the fall as well. Just a … 

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UC Schools Drop SAT / ACT Requirement for Class of 2025

At Ivy Coach, we’ve got a crystal ball. Our crystal ball regularly makes forecasts in highly selective college admissions and, as our loyal readers know all too well, it’s highly accurate. Heck, our crystal ball has even been cited on the pages of America’s oldest college newspaper, The Dartmouth. Yes, … 

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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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