The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has a list of almost 400 colleges that have stated they are test optional for the Fall of 2021, affirming that students will not be penalized for the absence of a standardized test score for admission. Click here for more information.
See how some colleges are trying to provide more options for students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here is some news from The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Big Ten Colleges Start Course-Sharing Initiative
A new course-sharing initiative from the Big Ten Academic Alliance is aimed at offering students more educational opportunities during the pandemic. Beginning this fall, undergraduates at any institution in the Big Ten Academic Alliance will be able to take an online course from any other institution in the alliance, at no charge.
The arrangement will waive tuition and fees for one course each semester. Participating institutions include Indiana University at Bloomington, the University of Maryland at College Park, Michigan State University, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Rutgers University at New Brunswick. Students can view the courses on offer from each university and register for the class of their choice.
TeenLife posted an interesting article on the value of STEM summer programs for students of all ages.
Check out this TeenLife Blog.
The College Board recognizes that mastering computer science and the U.S. Constitution are keys to student future success in college and life.
Check out The New York Times article
Check out an interesting article by Applerouth Tutoring Services. The University of Chicago joins other test-optional colleges but is one of the first leading research institutions to make this admissions option available. Jed Applerouth looks at SAT/ACT submission stats among other test-optional colleges and also notes UChicago's new tuition free policy for families with financial need.
University of Chicago Makes Bold Moves – Drops SAT/ACT Requirement
Check out this article from The New York Times about some of the variables that college admissions departments are looking at in student college applications.
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