Mind the Gap in Test Scores

Back in 2019, The College Board announced the creation of an SAT Adversity Index. The SAT Adversity Index was designed essentially in the hope of trying to level the playing field, to help underprivileged, often underrepresented minority students compete on the same playing field as their more affluent peers who … 

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Testing No Longer Required at Colorado Public Universities

Last week, we announced with great excitement that the state of Colorado, the Centennial State, had banned legacy preference in college admissions at the state’s public institutions. No longer would Colorado’s public universities be able to offer advantage to the progeny of a school’s alumni base in the admissions process. … 

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The Elimination of Testing in Admissions Doesn’t Create Equity

The National Association for College Admission Counseling, an organization to which we’re a member, has a listserv in which college admissions officers, high school counselors, and private college counselors among others exchange emails. And what seems like just about every day, a gentleman by the name of Bob Schaeffer, the … 

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Another Blow to SAT and ACT

The SAT and ACT aren’t exactly having the greatest year. For years an important guest at the annual party that is elite college admissions, the tests barely made the invite list this past year. And they stood outside at the door for a long while, flashing their collective smiles in … 

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The Submission of Test Scores

In light of the vast majority of America’s universities choosing to go test-optional in admissions on account of the pandemic, did most college applicants submit test scores this year? The answer is no. According to data released from The Common Application, only 44% of applicants who used their platform, the … 

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Most Students Submit Test Scores

Earlier this year, we came under fire on a listserv of the National Association for College Admission Counseling — to which we are a member — for a quote we gave to The Daily Pennsylvanian, the newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania. So what was the quote you ask? Wonder … 

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A Test-Only Admissions Policy

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce recently recently conducted a survey on how an SAT-only admissions policy — a process in which students would be admitted to colleges based solely on their SAT scores — would impact the demographics of these very colleges. Well, the results are in: … 

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