Covid-19 & College Counseling

  • Time Sensitive Updates from the College Counseling Team

May 2020 AP Exam Update

On Friday, April 3rd, College Board provided additional details and updates to this year’s “at-home” AP Exam testing process. Please check your email regularly for direct communications from College Board and/or updates from Mrs. Kulp. You can access an informational “one-pager” of the changes to AP Exam administration HERE. Please contact Mrs. Kulp, your College Counselor, or your AP teacher with questions or concerns.

University of South Carolina to Reinstate Withdrawn Freshman Applications for Class of 2020

Seniors, already admitted to the University of South Carolina, who cancelled their application but wish to have it reinstated should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This option is being offered by USC for students who, in light of the current situation, believe they now need a different college option for fall 2020. If you are a Cannon School senior who is interested in considering this, please contact our regional USC admission representative,  Megan Gallagher, via her direct email.

Additional Colleges Opt to go Test Optional for Class of 2021 in wake of Covid-19

According to a recent post on the University of California system’s website they are temporarily suspending their standardized test requirement. 2021 applicants should connect with the individual campuses they are interested in applying to for more information.

Other institutions recently announcing that they too will be making adjustments related to standardized testing for the Class of 2021 include Northeastern University, Amherst College and Williams College.

To keep abreast of the complete list of colleges who support test optional admissions visit FairTest’s master test-optional database. Institutions temporarily suspending standardized testing will be updated periodically to a supplemental file on the FairTest site.