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

  • FAQ for ACT Registration and testing amid COVID-19

College Board Updates

  • Class of 2021 – If you are unsure of how, when or if to register for a standardized test, please reach out directly to your College Counselor to discuss your options.

Additional Colleges Opt to go Test Optional for Class of 2021

Recently Announced:

Additional 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:

Fairs & Admission Events:

NACAC Virtual College Fairs: Sept. 13th, October 12th and Nov. 8th

College Virtual Tours – Spreadsheet

CTCL College Fair – August 15th – 18th

Strive Virtual College Exploration – STEM August 11th – 13th