After the College Board announced that the June SAT and Subject Tests are cancelled, parents' and students' confusion ramped up a notch. So I decided to host a special edition Facebook Live Q&A to help answer some pressing questions as our world continues to be turned upside down because of COVID-19.
In case you missed it, keep reading for a list of some of the questions I answered and to watch the full video!
SOME QUESTIONS YOU'LL SEE ME ANSWER:
- I have a junior and we homeschool. We depend on ACT and SAT to validate her grades. What do we do now?
- The College Board said it was going to give priority to some students. Is this true? Does that mean August could fill up too quickly?
- How can our juniors differentiate themselves without spring activities or standardized testing?
- Tips needed for virtual tours. Are there some that are better? Who is having online info sessions?
- Do you think the ACT will cancel too?
- Will the College Board consider online testing?
- In a test optional world, extracurriculars carry more weight. What can juniors and sophomores do given they are stuck at home?
- If current seniors delay enrolling in the fall due to COVID-19 concerns, will that make admissions more competitive for the class of 2021?
- How will scholarships be affected if the school is SAT/ACT optional?
- Will Early Decision vs. Regular Decision look different next year?
- My daughter got a nearly perfect SAT score. Is that still going to help her?
- Will college tuition decrease in the fall if online classes continue?
- My daughter is interested in majoring in dance, which requires auditions. What impact do you foresee if no in-person auditions can happen?
- Do you expect a higher applicant pool for public universities in order to take advantage of in-state tuition?
- What is the best way to include accomplishments / opportunities that were canceled on an application?
- My friend’s daughter was denied at a public school back in February and then received an email yesterday that she suddenly got in. How can they do this?
- What's your best advice to reduce stress for juniors when so many of them are really overwhelmed by all these changes?