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Rising Seniors (20):
As the number of days available to complete and submit your applications will approach zero, I know that aspiring Business and Psychology majors can confirm that with some solid planning and a dedicated schedule of task completion, the Autumn Equinox is a reasonable student target for submission of your College Applications and all supporting materials. I’ll be talking more about those key tasks below.
- If you’re a Rising Senior ’21 who did not yet test (or you’re unhappy with your March scores), you may find some relief in the growing number of colleges on that list. But the reality- there is a huge difference between declaring Test-Optional vs. Testing Recommended vs. Testing Required. There will be test dates again this fall – and if you’re aiming for a highly selective college – I highly recommend you assume you should test and submit scores regardless of whether your dream college is on that list – why? Because there will be another student who did take that exam who all else the same- will have one more bit of information in their college application folder. And simply- there’s a human bias- if you don’t submit a score- the question will linger- “must not have been a good score”…
That said, if testing hasn’t been your strength- this is good news too. Please discuss this situation with your GC or click here to reach out to speak with me about how to handle your testing and college applications.
2. In contrast, if you’re a Rising Junior ’22, we just don’t know the long lasting impact of the changes/de-emphasis of testing. If you’re a Rising Junior- this summer would be a good time to prepare for testing dates that will presumably become available as communities reopen late this summer and fall (I cannot predict when the COVID second wave arrives- and it’s possible testing will change again!). Change on the college horizon doesn’t come quickly- and I suspect testing isn’t going to disappear for the ’22 cohort in a blink. So be prepared and summer is a great time to do so if you’re far enough along in mathematics.
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