Dartmouth Drops SAT and ACT for Class of 2025

They are dropping like flies. Dartmouth College has scrapped the SAT / ACT requirement for applicants to its Class of 2025. In fact, Dartmouth has gone ahead and scrapped all testing requirements for applicants to its Class of 2025. Under the school’s new policy, students can submit SAT or ACT … 

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College Board Scraps At-Home SAT Testing

Men and women plan, God laughs. It seems to be the theme of this year of our still young century. And the plans of folks involved in the college admissions process have certainly not been spared. Today, College Board, the maker of the SAT and SAT Subject Tests, has announced … 

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A Call to Increase African American Enrollment at Elite Universities

Every one of America’s elite universities espouses diversity. In its mission statement, Yale University writes, “Yale educates aspiring leaders worldwide who serve all sectors of society. We carry out this mission through the free exchange of ideas in an ethical, interdependent, and diverse community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni.” … 

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Politics Surrounding UC Decision to Drop SAT and ACT

The University of California’s recent decision to end the consideration of SAT and ACT scores in its admissions process, a decision the UC Board of Regents reached unanimously, made big waves in the world of highly selective college admissions. The UC schools, after all, are a major customer of College … 

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The Impact of UC Schools Dropping SAT and ACT

Will more of America’s highly selective universities choose to drop the SAT and ACT as admissions requirements now that the University of California system has given these exams the cold shoulder? In an article published this week in The Daily Pennsylvanian, the newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania, we make … 

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Prepping for the SAT or ACT with an Individual Tutor

Recently, a father called in to us for ACT prep for his daughter, warning us in advance that her case was very curious and difficult. Apparently the man’s daughter had originally done a full practice test in both the SAT and ACT, and then chose to prepare for the ACT … 

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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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International Students at Stanford

When President Trump won the 2016 election, many speculated that his America first, anti-immigration platform would lead to a significant drop in the number of international students at America’s universities. But our loyal readers may remember our crystal ball’s forecast at the time, one that foretold a drop in international … 

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Harvard Lines Up Defenders in Appeal

Back in October, Harvard University claimed victory in the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case in which Harvard’s undergraduate admissions process was declared constitutional in spite of allegations the school discriminates against Asian American applicants. It was a landmark legal decision issued by Judge Allison Burroughs, but — … 

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How the Pandemic Will Change Colleges Forevermore

Once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides — as we cross our fingers and toes, hoping a vaccine comes out later this evening — we anticipate that some parts of the college experience will return to normal. We believe students will go back to learning in classrooms. We believe students will go … 

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