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The SAT’s parent company, the College Board, announced it will discontinue the SAT Subject Test and end-test optional SAT Essay. The decision comes in a year of incredible change and security within the world of standardized tests for college admissions.

College testing changes spur controversy

By Quinn Cook, News Editor February 15, 2021

To take, or not to take the SAT optional essay: that has been the question for students approaching the college admissions process of standardized testing. This question, and the identical one about SAT...

Zoom has quickly become one of the most common mediums of online interaction. Colleges are beginning to utilize Zoom for online tours, information sessions, and now online interviews.

Online interviews are less effective than in-person ones

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2020

With COVID-19 altering the way the world runs, nearly everything around us has changed. Whether it is getting lunch with friends or taking a unit test over Zoom, major aspects of our lives are drastically...

On April 10 2020, Tulane University in New Oreleans, Louisiana announced that they will officially be going test optional for the 2020-2021 admissions.

Colleges waive testing requirements for fall applicants

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor May 13, 2020

During this quarantine, students have had a lot of extra time on their hands. Most people are trying to continue with their normal routine as much as they can, while others are taking the time to catch...

Colleges not using Common App are missing out

Colleges not using Common App are missing out

By Yash Nigam, Online Opinions Editor October 27, 2014

The "Common Application" is a deceptive name because it is, in fact, uncommon to many colleges. While hundreds of colleges have transitioned to using the Common App as their main admissions portal, there...

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