College Information Sessions and Campus Tours
The National Association for College Admission Counseling NACAC has compiled a database of current information about changes in admission events, deposit dates, and more for over 1,000 colleges. Most of this information applied to Fall 2020 openings. This link will be updated if/when a new resource for tracking Fall 2021 campus openings is published.
Also check the admissions websites for each college for the most current information on the availability of virtual tours, information sessions, and interviews. Many are in the process of adding virtual resources so if you check back over time additional virtual resources may become available.
Athletic Programs Being Dropped or Closed
COVID-19 has accelerated some colleges’ decisions to close their competitive athletic programs, permanently drop a sport, etc. HoopDirt provides updated information.
Virtual College Fairs
See the Events and Resources Page for a current list of virtual college fairs and events. http://oncoursecc.com/blog/
You Visit provides free virtual tours of over 600 college campuses.
College Reel provides virtual tours of over 300 college campuses.
CampusTour.ca provides free virtual tours of Canadian college and university campuses.
ACT and SAT
Many colleges have implemented a test optional policy either permanently or in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This allows applicants to choose whether to submit ACT and/or SAT scores. Students who have taken standardized tests may choose to submit them but students who do not submit scores will not be penalized in the admissions process.
Fair Test tracks colleges with a test optional admissions policy, either permanently or for the Class of 2021.
SAT and PSAT updates. SAT testing will be offered on Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, and Dec. 5. This may change depending on social distancing requirements at testing centers. PSAT testing is currently scheduled as usual for fall.
ACT test updates and digital learning resources. ACT has asked test centers to confirm by June 19th if they plan to be open for the July 18th test date in order to give students more notice if the test center they are scheduled at will be open, though some centers will not be able to decide until closer to the test date. ACT has announced that the roll out of section testing has been delayed until 2021. Computer-based testing is still on track for introduction this fall, and ACT scores will officially allow super scoring.
SAT Subject tests have been discontinued as of January 2021 and will no longer be available to take.
IB and AP Exams
IB updates on courses, grading, and exams for Spring 2021.
AP exam updates, calendar, and test prep resources. Spring 2021 AP exams will be offered in schools or virtually. There will be multiple administrations of the exams, between May 3rd and June 11th. See the link or check with your school for details.
Federal Student Aid
Student Loan updates on interest, payments, and more.
UCAS is keeping its site updated with coronavirus news affecting applicants to UK universities.