There are many benefits to the use of technology in the college application process.
It helps colleges analyze patterns and make more reliable predictions about student success. It helps schools reach a greater number of students promoting diversity and a more enriching learning environment. Technology increases discoverability for colleges and the programs they offer, and even reduces application turnaround time leading to a more efficient application journey for students.
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As reported by Forbes, it is an open secret that despite its many flaws, the SAT is a critical tool for the affluent because it is a gatekeeper to many colleges and, ultimately, success. But will the College Board’s inept management of the SAT during the pandemic have long-term consequences?

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1,600 Colleges Are Now Test-Optional. How Many Will Go Back? – EdSurge News
The University of Massachusetts Amherst has historically required prospective undergraduate students to submit a standardized test score as part of …
Without test scores and in many cases grades, Admissions Representatives will have to focus on what is available – pay attention to grades this semester!

2020 has brought many changes to the college admissions process. Join us Tuesday, August 18 at 5pm or Thursday, August 27 at 5pm as we give you the most up to date information on testing and admissions requirements as well as discuss the new timeline for applying to college.

Topics will include: SAT and ACT testing, high school grades, college requirements, extracurricular activities, GAP year options, remote learning, student recruitment, and financial incentives.

Participants will be able to ask their questions about college admissions and get advice from Avalon’s Jennifer Williams Taylor, an experienced professional and college admissions counselor.

View the recorded presentation here.