Covid-19 & College Counseling

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

ACT Updates

  • Check here for July 18th Test Cancellations
  • Registration opens the last week of July for ACT September and October test dates

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:

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:

Virtual College Exploration and Programming Opportunities

Opportunities for students to attend admission related webinars, explore colleges and universities and attend remote college fairs can be found here:

July 17th: College Disrupted Panel: A panel featuring Tulane graduates who experienced college during Hurricane Katrina


How to Research Colleges (without visiting a campus)

Fairs & Admission Events:

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