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COVID-19 changes college admission process

In recent years, less and less students have taken standardized tests. Due to COVID-19, many SAT and ACT test dates have been cancelled, leading to many colleges opting to go test optional for the class of 2021. This means that the percent of students taking the ACT, the SAT or both will drop drastically this coming year.

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline

April 20, 2020

With schools closed, testing requirements are adapted or optional. But will they ever change back?

Mia Schubert

Junior Mia Schubert shares the struggles and concerns about testing impacted by COVID-19.

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline

April 8, 2020

SAT, AP, Subject tests. How are students, especially juniors like Schubert, dealing with the changes in standardized test?

[SPA THINKS] What makes you nervous about school?

Junior Olivia Lagos studies during a free block in Old Main.

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon

September 13, 2019

No longer on the flexible schedule of summer, homework and time management move into student mindset.

$1.2 million gets you into Yale? Students aren’t surprised

Corruption runs rampant in the admissions process at schools like Stanford, Yale, USC and UT Austin. Photo Illustration: Noah Raaum.

Noah Raaum, Creative Design Manager

March 13, 2019

There's a foolproof way of getting kids into big-name schools like Yale, Stanford and USC: bribery.

Standardized testing season takes over and students feel the squeeze

Students feel the pressure as they enter the fall test season and prepare for more standardized testing in the spring.

Lauren Boettcher, News Editor

November 6, 2015

The stakes are high for many students when it comes to standardized testing, resulting in increased stress levels.