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Special Edition Facebook Live Recap: June SAT Cancellation & COVID-19

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!

  • 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?