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The Uncertain Future of Testing

Twenty twenty has been a difficult year for the standardized testing industry, specifically the SAT and ACT.  Over the spring and summer, the ACT and SAT cancelled tests and hundreds of colleges, including highly selective ones, joined the test optional movement, at least for the 2020-2021 season. Jeff Selingo, author of the NY Times Bestseller… Read more

FAFSA and All Things Financial Aid

It is that time of year again! The 2020-2021 FAFSA and CSS Profile are open. The FAFSA is required to be completed by any student and parent who intends to attend college in the Fall of 2021 and will need money to pay for college. Listed below are suggestions and facts that I believe will… Read more

Virtual College Fairs this Fall:

If you are a high school sophomore, junior or senior, here’s your chance to hear firsthand from admissions counselors at hundreds of colleges and universities nearby, across the country and around the world Registration for a  National Association for College Admissions Counseling, NACAC, Virtual College Fair begins in mid-August.  Parents are invited also.  Sign up… Read more

College Admissions during a Pandemic v. 5

It is difficult, these days, to keep up with all the news about college admissions, testing, and campus visits. Parents and students have more questions than answers?  Are schools opening in the fall? How are they opening?  Remotely? In person? A combination? Do students have to take the SAT or ACT?  What is test optional?… Read more

TO TEST OR NOT TO TEST – Advice for students in the class of 2021

 As of today, July 13, 2020, there are more than 1240 colleges and universities that have joined the test optional movement for at least the next year.  It has been estimated that by the end of August 2020, more than 50% of all colleges in the United States will have a test-optional policy. The tests,… Read more

College Admissions and the Coronavirus v.2

April 17, 2020 Since my last newsletter a few weeks ago, a lot has happened to impact high school and college students and their families.  Students – and all of us -have never experienced anything like this 2020 pandemic.  With schools closed and all events canceled, normal life has ground to a halt.  The closing… Read more

Changes to College Admissions Rules May Not all be Positive

At the September meeting of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), changes were made to the ethical guidelines that colleges have to adhere to when admitting students.  These changes went into effect at the end of September of this year and may impact your child’s admission experience.   The changes include: For years… Read more