The New Digital SAT: 7 Quick Takeaways
Given the admissions upheaval Covid introduced just a few years ago, it would seem the last thing our college-bound teens need is more change. Change is coming, however! So let us get prepared together. After attending a recent webinar on the new digital SAT, here are some main takeaways: US students will take the new exam starting in March 2024. This means that current high school sophomores will need [...]
The New Test-Optional Policy: When to Submit Scores vs. When Not to (Part II)
Blue Stars wants to help parents and students navigate the bumpy terrain in this open-ended landscape. In short, how does an applicant decide when to submit scores to test-optional schools vs. when to skip it?
The New Test-Optional Policy: Does It Help or Hurt Applicants? (Part I)
No event has been more disruptive to admissions in the last 50 years than the new test-optional policy adopted by the vast majority of colleges in response to the COVID-19 pandemic of the last two years.
UC Permanently Bans SAT/ACT: 6 Takeaways for Navigating the New College Landscape
The University of California went from requiring the SAT/ACT to omitting them altogether from its admissions, at least until 2025, when it may introduce its own exam.