The Class of 2020 was accepted everywhere from Hawaii to Maine and from Qatar to Scotland! Wonder where this year‘s class will go?￼
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The Class of 2020 was accepted everywhere from Hawaii to Maine and from Qatar to Scotland! Wonder where this year‘s class will go?￼
While we cannot be clear exactly what the future holds, we can all be hopeful that it includes greater clarity. ￼https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/05/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-college-admissions.html
A pandemic returns the focus to what matters: education.
Wisconsin Association of College Admission Counseling kicks off two weeks of afternoon/evening webinars for 11th & 12th grade students starting Monday, August 24--from general sessions to school specific, there are plenty of answers to be found: https://wacac.com/page-18169
USM Seniors! Don't forget about tonight's webinar, "College Admissions During COVID" at 5PM. Seasoned senior admissions professionals will present on the changes they anticipate this fall. Register here: https://usmk12-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RxYLdP9yQbqw1JfjPFcImA
Please join seasoned admissions experts from Boston College, Lawrence University, and Oklahoma State University for a one-hour moderated panel discussion as they address the changes to admissions and financial aid processes they anticipate in this year's college application cycle. Topics will includ...
As the NACAC community mobilizes to support students under these unprecedented circumstances, resources of every kind are being created, shared, or repurposed. This crowdsourced tool provides members of the NACAC community the opportunity to share useful resources.
From the comments section alone on the ACT FB page (https://www.facebook.com/theacttest), we know today was frustrating for many in our Class of 2021. We are actively seeking to create testing opportunities for our seniors this fall and hope to have more news to share on that soon. Hang in there, Seniors. And remember--hundreds of colleges have gone test optional!
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Are you a low-income high school senior who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? You should be aware of the QuestBridge program, who application opens in early August. It is intended for academically outstanding high school seniors from households earning less than $65,000/year for a typical family of four. Learn more here and speak to your counselor if interested: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match
The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.
Students interested in:
Central Michigan University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
North Park University
Northern Michigan University
The University of Alabama
The University of Arizona
The University of Iowa
The University of Nebraska
Please note this information session on July 23 OR August 3: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cWzMPczkyoddkYKX6Fr6dlOAuQ3n3lpP/view
Rochester Institute of Technology is hosting a free online College & Career Fair August 3-6 with over 70 sessions available. The fair provides the opportunity for rising seniors to spend time interacting with college faculty, exploring their possible areas of interest, doing career exploration, learning something new about themselves, and giving their future a test drive. For parents, it’s a chance to learn about the college search process along with financial aid. Sessions have limited capacity so sign up early!
Similar to a conference, students may choose from one to five interactive workshops that showcase future-focused academics.
A virtual career exploration and college search experience for rising high school seniors and parents. 4 days. 70+ future-focused workshops.
For those of you who have enjoyed the Derryfield School webinars of recent weeks, you will also enjoy this article: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/a-statement-of-care-in-crisis-college-admission-leaders-speak-out/
In this unprecedented time of pandemic and systemic inequality, student self-care is critical.
The Journal Sentinel highlights the many options to running fall semester instruction that colleges in Wisconsin are considering. While many schools do not plan to make announcements until later this summer, the Chronicle of Higher Education is maintaining a list of colleges' stated plans. You can find this and other resources on our resource page, also linked in the comments. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2020/05/19/coronavirus-wisconsin-campuses-likely-open-fall-changes/5203347002/
Wisconsin colleges are planning to reopen in some way this fall. But campus leaders acknowledge plans are still in flux, and could change quickly.
We won't know how admissions will change for a while, but the opportunity for *positive* change is great. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/05/11/coronavirus-gives-colleges-chance-bring-sanity-admissions-column/3095627001/
The pandemic is grievous, but its effects on college admissions could benefit high school students far into the future.
The College Board, which administers the SAT, has canceled exams through June, and the ACT announced a rollout of at-home exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 70 colleges have
Wondering what specific college campuses are planning for fall? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-a-List-of-Colleges-/248626?cid=wcontentgrid_hp_1b
Our searchable list tracks whether institutions expect to have in-person or online-only classes or some mix of the two. Tell us what your campus is doing.
Brennan Barnard’s Thursday Night Webinars with Admissions leaders have been helpful, as are his articles. Here’s his latest: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brennanbarnard/2020/05/10/we-get-it-college-admission-deans-speak-out-part-2/#3f5877c27c46
Many college applicants are nervous about how this moment in time will look to the schools to which they will apply. What will it mean that they have not been able to engage in the same ways that previous applicants did? How can they prove their involvement, curiosity, and excellence?
Classes in tents. Roommates assigned based on coronavirus antibody tests. Residences set aside for quarantined students. U.S. college life could look dramatically different when classes resume in the fall.
Colleges have been careful to leave the door open on their plans for the fall semester. Most experts say it will be anything but normal. Here's a sampling of how it could look.
"When we discuss and attempt to predict the 'further future' of how juniors will be evaluated in the admission process in the year ahead, I feel a lot more confident." Rick Clark - Georgia Tech http://pwp.gatech.edu/admission-blog/2020/05/01/what-i-do-and-do-not-know/
Each of the last seven Wednesdays at 2:45 p.m., we’ve held a full-staff meeting. While smaller teams are also meeting at other points, this is our weekly chance to all be “together.” As our time sh…
"Psychological health, however, is not about being free from emotional discomfort, but about having the right feeling at the right time, and being able to bear the unpleasant ones." https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/21/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-uncomfortable-emotions.html
Psychological health includes being able to bear unpleasant feelings.
Juniors, you really need to read this. https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/04/20/college-admissions-dean-writes-open-letter-panicked-high-school-juniors/
Some reassuring words.
WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF STANDARDIZED TESTING FOR TODAY’S JUNIORS?
ZOOM WEBINAR TONIGHT AT 7:00 PM with Adam Ingersoll of Compass Prep: Click this event link to register.
Today, the College Board announced that the June SAT date is canceled. Sponsored by Minnesota Independent Schools, Compass Prep’s Adam Ingersoll aims to shed light on the complex world of testing, with special focus on how COVID19 is impacting the testing path for juniors in particular. https://www.compassprep.com/events/mais/
The College Board announced today that it will be cancelling the June SAT. ACT has not made any announcement about June yet. Compass Prep is keeping a pretty good blog about what this all means: https://www.compassprep.com/top-10-tbds-2021/
BREAKING NEWS: College Board cancels June testing. College admission and testing is in a state of upheaval, like so much else in our lives. What do we know now about the standardized testing issues faced by the class of 2021, and what can we reasonably assume? On which questions can we offer only in...
For seniors whose families have been financially negatively impacted by COVID-19, this new tool can help you draft an appeal letter.
Do you have questions about applying to college this fall?
Wondering what colleges are doing and how they anticipate reviewing applications over the next year?
USM’s College Guidance Office has arranged a special admissions presentation with our University of Chicago representative, Jessica Kuh, on Thursday, April 16 at 4:00 PM.
Ms. Kuh presentation will cover:
* Applying to highly-selective institutions
* Insight into how highly-selective institutions review applications
* How things may change in the review process with regards to COVID-19
* Time for questions!
Here’s the link to join the Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 290 102 695
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Juniors who have started thinking about their applications will appreciate these insights: http://pwp.gatech.edu/admission-blog/2020/04/02/being-seen-this-one-is-for-the-juniors/
This week we welcome Senior Assistant Director of Admission Katie Mattli to the blog. Welcome back, Katie! Listen to “Juniors: We See You. Episode 6- Katie Mattli” on Spreaker. As I was…
Ever thought about attending an Historically Black College or University? Here's a chance to take a virtual tour of 11 different schools, sponsored by the Chicago HBCU Alumni Association!
9:45am - Welcome/ Opening
10:00am - Alcorn State University
10:15am - Langston University
10:30am - Fisk University
10:45am - Howard University
11:00am - Tougaloo College
11:15am - Alabama A&M University
11:30am - Jackson State University
11:45am - Tennessee State University
12:00pm - North Carolina A&T University
12:15pm - Clark Atlanta University
12:30pm - Texas Southern University
Join us for a trip around the country to our beloved HBCUs.
Hoping everyone's first week "back" went smoothly. It was so good to see everyone, even if only virtually! On Monday at 7PM, Compass Prep is hosting what looks to be a GREAT webinar for juniors and their parents--check it out! https://www.compassprep.com/coronavirus-admissions-webinar/
College admission and tests may be the last thing students and parents choose to think about right now. That’s a valid and healthy choice, and for far too many it’s a necessity, not a choice.
We love and miss our Wildcats 🐾💛
A great resource for students not able to tour this break! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sO7pVos0EvK0BvXoMbnyg00K6r7hXbOQE0HNXF4N4eM/htmlview
Today, the College Board announced its planned approach to AP testing this coming May. USM’s AP teachers and administration are discussing the various options outlined today on the College Board’s COVID-19 related information page and will relay USM’s plan when we reconvene virtually after spring break. Until then, we wish you and your family good health and joyful discovery. https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update
March 20, 2020 As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and safety of educators and students are the AP Program’s top priorities. Here’s how we’re supporting schools: We’re providing free remote learning resourc...
Today, Case Western announced that they will be test optional during the next admission cycle and potentially beyond. We anticipate a likelihood that other colleges will follow suit. Juniors, keep your eyes peeled for emails from colleges. If you haven't yet signed up to be on the mailing list for colleges you know you are interested in, do so, so when/if policies change, you will be first in line to get the news. https://case.edu/admission/apply
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