College Admission Updates Bulletin

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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

For help or questions please call our contact us.

SAT

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

https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students

  • 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…

AP Exam info:

ACT

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)

http://leadershipblog.act.org/2020/04/act-to-offer-students-additional-summer.html

March 19th, 2020 –

ACT Reschedules April 2020 International ACT Test Date to June 

http://leadershipblog.act.org/2020/03/act-reschedules-april-2020.html

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!)

March 26, 2020 – New Recommender Changes to to Common App Coming Soon

Test Optional Schools – Current as of April 27, 2020

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

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 –

  • https://www.strivescan.com/virtual/

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!

Helping Families with their Educational and Financial Future

Learn more about College Planning, including resources on Admissions, College Funding, and Financial aid.

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NOTIFICATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

To ensure the safety of parents, students, and staff, and to echo the concerns of the state regarding COVID-19, we will be taking our student counseling meetings and our student workshops online. 
 
Beginning today, Monday, March 16th, 2020, we will be conducting meetings via Zoom (a video conferencing software) until further notice.
 
For upcoming scheduled meetings, our counselors will be contacting you directly regarding the Zoom meetings.
 
Our staff will continue to work tirelessly to prepare for the upcoming applications season during this time. If you are currently on break, get  get a head start now and take advantage of this time to start college planning. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at 858-676-0700.

 
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