- Students using the Common App to apply to college in 2020-2021 will see the addition of more than 40 colleges and universities across the United States, including Clemson, Auburn, the University of Georgia, and the University of South Florida. Students can now apply to more than 900 schools in the U.S. and abroad using the Common App.
- Many colleges that use standardized tests to filter through thousands of applicants, including all eight of the Ivy Leagues, have stopped asking for SAT or ACT scores, at least temporarily. However, it’s important to understand that “test-optional” doesn’t mean “test-blind.” While test scores will not be required as part of the application to test-optional colleges, the majority of test-optional schools will still look at the scores-if submitted-and will give weight to strong ones as part of the application evaluation. For a list of test-optional schools, visit fairtest.org.
- In addition to changing to test-optional for the coming admission cycle, Princeton University will have one application deadline for first-year applicants– Jan. 1, 2021– instead of separate dates for Single-Choice Early Action and Regular Decision. We will see if other schools follow suit.
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