The Cannon School College Counseling department is committed to providing the Upper School community with timely information and updates regarding the impact of Covid-19 in the realm of college admissions. Students and families should, however, be consistently checking emails, following Twitter and other social media sites, and confirming information on the official websites of ACT, College Board and individual colleges students are researching for their application process.
Standardized Testing Updates
- Just Announced: ACT Adds New Fall 2020 National Test Dates to Address Students’ Need for Scores Note: Registration for Fall tests will open in late July.
- ACT Testing Updates: Summer Testing & Postponement of Section Retesting for 2020
Summer Program Updates
Due to COVID-19, some summer programs are moving their programs online. All students who have signed up for a summer program, camp or class should contact the hosting organization to learn the status of the program and to understand policies regarding refunds.
Opportunities for remote summer learning and exploration:
- Duke University Summer Programs: Options include Cryptology; Young Writers; Neuroscience
Additional Colleges Opt to go Test Optional for Class of 2021
Colleges continue to make temporary adjustments to their standardized testing requirements due to the impact Covid-19. The following colleges announced recently that they will offer a test optional process for at least one year:
All 8 Ivy League schools will not require standardized testing for admissions next year
Virtual College Exploration Opportunities
Opportunities for students to attend admission related webinars, explore colleges and universities and attend remote college fairs can be found here:
Virtual GAP Year Fair sponsored by Go Overseas: June 22 – 26. Multiple sessions offered; Pre-registration is required
NACAC Virtual College Fairs: Sept. 13th, October 12thand Nov. 8th
Colleges That Change Lives: Recorded Session Links
Online University Fair – Recorded Sessions
College Virtual Tours – Spreadsheet
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