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Stirling Sampson

COVID and College Admissions: Test Scores Still Matter

In the months immediately following the COVID-19 outbreak, it wasn't just families making difficult decisions about postsecondary education - colleges were doing the same thing.  Headlines filled the mainstream media outlets, insinuating that the days of standardized assessments were limited as more and more colleges and universities waived the ACT/SAT score submission requirement for admission.  In fact, some schools, like the University of California system boldly signaled that they were moving away from the ACT/SAT requirement.  If you clicked on that link above, however, you would see that the school still accepting the scores, and even references that students with higher scores will be given preferential enrollment for distinct programs and colleges.

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