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Updates on Testing for Juniors

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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, testing for college has been effectively put on hold. The websites linked below will give you information regarding ongoing updates from the SATs and the ACTs, along with an article talking about how colleges are handling the situation.

In short, many colleges are choosing to go test-optional temporarily, just for the class of 2021 – which could be an advantage for juniors. Some colleges are choosing to go test-optional permanently. In addition, colleges are recognizing the need for increased flexibility for current juniors who are are unable to visit colleges, take standardized tests on schedule, etc.

In short, while the current situation is tough for both students and colleges, the college admissions system is adjusting and working hard to make things fair and equitable for affected students.

If you are a student who is stressed out about testing or college work while at home during this time, reach out to the Counseling Office. We can help you figure out where you’re at and what you should be working on for next steps.

https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2020/04/06/colleges-change-policies-and-get-personal-enroll-students

https://pages.collegeboard.org/collegeboard-covid-19-updates

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html



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