If you're thinking about college essays, your potential topics might include your experiences related to COVID-19, shelter-in-place, and distance learning. While some students might be able to write about these topics successfully, you should consider two key questions before doing so.
You may have heard about the UC Board of Regents' decision to end the use of the SAT and ACT in admissions over the next few years (WaPo, CNN, LAT). Here are a few quick reactions.
As you might expect, there have been a number of changes in the college testing and admissions landscape in recent days.
SAT/College Board: June testing is canceled. Unlike the ACT, there will not be a midsummer test. There will be SAT's every month from August to December, with increased capacity and priority registration for seniors who don’t yet have an SAT score. If tests cannot be done in person, there will be an online, at-home SAT. No details have been released about what that test would be like.
In my opinion, college fairs are the best way for students and families to learn about best-fit schools schools they might otherwise never have discovered. They're fantastic opportunities, but you might only have 2 or 3 hours with potentially hundreds of colleges attending. Here are my tips for getting the most out of any college fair you attend.