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The Entrance Exam Debate

Citing equity concerns, more colleges are opting to permanently eliminate the ACT and SAT, but the future of college admissions remains far from clear. Of the...

SAT Exam to Transition to All-Digital Format, Shorten Testing Time

The College Board announced Tuesday that it plans to transition the SAT college admission exam to a fully digital format and shorten the test...

Public Universities in Washington Will No Longer Require SAT or ACT...

All four-year public universities in Washington will adopt permanent test-optional policies beginning fall 2021, according to a joint statement by the Washington State Council...

Pandemic Has Surprising Effects on Diversity in Elite College Admissions

After more than a year of declining enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities, some higher education institutions are seeing an admissions boom. Common App, which...

Inequities Persist in College Applicants Despite Reducing SAT, ACT Requirements

Recent data from the Common App shows overall college applicants have increased by 10 percent for 2021, with large, selective schools experiencing the highest...

College Board Eliminates SAT Subject Tests and Essay Section

On Tuesday, the College Board announced it will discontinue SAT subject-matter tests and the optional essay section in an effort to reduce student workload...

LSAT Moves Online Due to COVID-19

While some higher education institutions have made the decision to waive ACT and SAT test requirements for the incoming class of 2020 due to...

New ACT Test Options Could Help Disadvantaged Students

The ACT exam will begin offering new options in September 2020 in an effort to make the standardized college admissions test more flexible for...