College Admission Updates Bulletin
With the rapid college admission-related changes, students and parents need to have easy access to time sensitive information in one central location in order to stay prepared and informed. Below you will find updated information related to college testing, admissions, funding, and planning. We are continually updating this information for you to use in your college planning.
This information will be helpful for the student class of 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
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May 25, 2020 – College Board has updated information re: SAT exams. Students who were registered for June but didn’t cancel and 2021 students who don’t have SAT scores yet are now able to register for August, September and October.
They have priority registration for only one week! It ends on June 3rd. On June 3rd registration will open for everyone else. Seating is going to be limited in some locations due to COVID, so students should probably jump on registering ASAP.
They’re going to update the system 2x per week on Tuesday/Thursday so that people can continue checking back for availability at their preferred testing locations.
April 15th, 2020 – College Board Shares Plans: National SAT Administrations Planned Every Month Beginning in August + Early Registration for Class of 2021
April 1st, 2020 – College Board Shares Plans: At Home AP Exams, Schedule, and AP Classes/Review
To keep students safe, and in alignment with public health guidance and school closures across 192 countries, we will not be able to administer the SAT or SAT Subject Tests on June 6, 2020.
If it’s safe from a public health standpoint, we’ll provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration on September 26 and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5…. Read more…
Free Online Resource for SAT prep:
AP Exam info:
- Online reviews
April 30, 2020 – Free ACT Prep
April 16th, 2020 – ACT to Offer Students Summer Test Date Options and ACT Test Online at Home + ACT National Test Dates are still Scheduled (June 13th & July 18th)
March 19th, 2020 –
ACT Reschedules April 2020 International ACT Test Date to June
April 23, 2020 – SATs, GPAs and deadlines: College admissions experts give advice amid COVID-19 crisis
UC Admission Director Speaks about upcoming changes to UC admissions (Great video!)
- Highlights Doc:
March 26, 2020 – New Recommender Changes to to Common App Coming Soon
Test Optional Schools – Current as of April 27, 2020
April 1, 2020 – University of California suspends SAT/ACT requirements for 2021 applicants
March 31st, 2020 – UC Temporarily Eases Admissions Requirements in Response to Educational Disruptions
Tool: UC Admissions Stats by High School
May 12, 2020 – CSU’s Announce – Fall will be Online at all 23 Campuses
April 17th, 2020 – California State University Suspends SAT/ACT testing for 2021-22 admissions
April 23, 2020 – Straight Talk with College Admission Leaders by the Derryfield School
College Admissions leaders address a variety of topics including; what their looking for in students, how they view recommendation letters, gpa years, writing about COVID-19
- Notre Dame University
- Washington University in St. Louis
April 16, 2020 – Straight Talk with College Admission Leaders by the Derryfield School
College Planning Source Blog
Monday, April 27, 2020- Friday, May 8, 2020 – Strive College Exploration –
April 23, 2020 – Social and Emotional Skill Lessons You Can Use from Home
April 7, 2020 – Zoom Meetings to Help You Plan For College
February 3, 2020 – Class of 2021 College Application Season Preparation
January 23, 2020 – Top 5 reasons why families use college consultants & 3 not-so-obvious reasons too!
May 12, 2020 -Federal Student Rates Hit Record Lows
April 14, 2020 – Federal Student Aid Announcement Regarding Coronavirus
April 9, 2020 – Education Department Releases Stimulus Distribution List
March 28, 2020 – Federal Student Loan Payments Will Be Suspended Through September 30
January 10, 2020 – New Law Expands Uses for 529 College Savings Accounts
Tool: NACAC Secondary Schools Services Update During the Coronavirus Outbreak
UC Campuses Virtual Tours for Admitted Students
UC Berkeley: Admission Office | Admitted Student website | Counselor Information
UC Davis: Admission Office | Freshman Decision Day | Transfer Decision Day | Virtual Tour
UC Irvine: Admission Office | Celebrate UCI Day | Virtual Tour
UC Los Angeles: Admission Office | Bruin Bound | Virtual Tours
UC Merced: Admission Office | Webinars and Videos | Virtual Tours
UC Riverside: Admission Office | Highlander Day | Virtual Tours
UC San Diego: Admission Office | Triton Day | Transfer Triton Day | Virtual Tour
UC Santa Barbara: Admission Office | Webinars and Online Events | Virtual Tour
UC Santa Cruz: Admission Office | Admitted Student website | Virtual Tour
April 28, 2020 – Tips for College Students and Hopefuls in the Time of COVID-19
Helping Families with their Educational and Financial Future
Learn more about College Planning, including resources on Admissions, College Funding, and Financial aid.