Students May Be Able to Take SAT, ACT at Home Due to Coronavirus
College Board will offer monthly test dates, in-school option, while ACT plans for a remote option later this year
By Melissa Korn
April 15, 2020
Princeton, Northwestern Latest to Not Require SAT, ACT
By Melissa Korn June 19, 2020
Harvard University Won’t Require SAT, ACT for Admissions Next Year
By Melissa Korn June 15, 2020
LETTERS: A Lower Admissions Bar Will Help No One
June 7, 2020
As if the admissions process wasn’t already highly subjective and mysterious, the removal of standardized-test scores subjects the process even more to the vagaries and unknowable quotas of the admissions offices.
At-Home SAT Off the Table for This Year, College Board Says
By Melissa Korn June 2, 2020
The College Board said it won’t pursue plans to offer an at-home version of the SAT this year and warned in-person test dates are already filling up, complicating its efforts to make the exam accessible to rising high school seniors.
THE SATURDAY ESSAY
Will the Pandemic Revolutionize College Admissions?
By Brennan Barnard, Richard Weissbourd and Trisha Ross Anderson May 29, 2020
Lockdowns have disrupted standardized tests and grades, forcing schools to consider a range of other approaches for selecting students.
University of California Drops SAT and ACT
May 28, 2020
Until the early 1900s, most schools had their own entrance exams.
Scrapping the SAT Won’t Help Black and Latino Students
By Jason L. Riley May 26, 2020
Low-income minorities have more to lose than gain from the woke war on standardized testing.
Lori Loughlin and Husband Plead Guilty in College-Admissions Scandal
By Jennifer Levitz May 22, 2020
Television star Lori Loughlin and her husband pleaded guilty to conspiring with a California college counselor in a $500,000 deal to pass off their two daughters as crew-team recruits to get them into USC.
Lori Loughlin to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal
By Melissa Korn May 21, 2020
Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, agreed to plead guilty to fraud conspiracy charges in connection with their involvement in the college-admissions cheating scandal.
What Good Is the SAT?
May 19, 2020
Students debate whether colleges should drop standardized testing as an admissions requirement.
A.P. Exams in the Coronavirus Era: Online, and Just 15 to 45 Minutes Long
By Melissa Korn May 11, 2020
Beginning Monday, hundreds of thousands of high school students sat down and took Advanced Placement exams with the hopes of proving mastery of a range of academic subjects.
Coronavirus Leaves Students and Colleges Playing Waiting Game
By Melissa Korn May 6, 2020
There is a dramatic shift in who has leverage in college admissions because of the coronavirus pandemic. Students are finding new power in a process that long made many feel impotent.
Incoming College Students Could Take Gap Year Over Covid-19 Uncertainty
By Nancy Keates May 5, 2020
With the coronavirus pandemic raising doubts about whether classes will happen on campus, more collegians are exploring alternatives.
The Case Against Switching to Pass/Fail
April 28, 2020
Colleges shouldn’t force students off the letter-grade system during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The pandemic has made studying from home much more difficult. Spotty internet makes connecting to class content frustrating.”
Generation Zoom Makes Do
“Online school runs smoothly if you have a strong internet connection. But that’s hard to come by in New York City these days, with everyone at home and online.”