Strategy

Some business schools are waiving GMATs as a requirement

Many elite MBA programs have relaxed their exam requirements because of the coronavirus pandemic. The GMAT won’t be required at many schools in 2021 either, as schools grapple with an economic reckoning. University programs across all levels have begun to re-think testing requirements in recent years, and the pandemic could […]
Some business schools are waiving GMATs as a requirement
News

University of California unanimously voted to suspend SAT or ACT test requirement

The University of California voted unanimously Thursday that it will gradually phase out standardised testing as an application requirement to its system of 10 schools. In a proposal released Monday, the University of California President Janet Napolitano recommends suspending the requirement that undergraduate applicants take either the SAT or ACT. […]
University of California unanimously voted to suspend SAT or ACT test requirement
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After colleges complained about the SATs offering an ‘adversity scores’ to boost students from difficult backgrounds the College Board nixed the program

Just over two years ago, the College Board, the makers of the SAT, announced its Environmental Context Dashboard, an attempt to level the playing field for socioeconomically disadvantaged students applying to college. One element of that dashboard was the student adversity score, which used data on a student’s school, neighbourhood, […]
After colleges complained about the SATs offering an ‘adversity scores’ to boost students from difficult backgrounds the College Board nixed the program
News

27 great schools that don’t require SAT or ACT scores

The SAT and ACT are two of the most common metrics schools use to determine who they allow in. But many students suffer from crippling test anxiety, which can impact scores and lower their chances of attending their college of choice. Recent studies suggest that standardised tests disproportionately favour white […]
27 great schools that don’t require SAT or ACT scores
News

A former CEO’s daughter was allegedly listed as co-captain of a Japanese national soccer team as part of a $25 million college admission scheme

Former PIMCO CEO Douglas Hodge was indicted on Tuesday as part of the the $US25 million college admissions scheme to help get children into universities through alleged bribes and false athletic recruitments. Prosecutors allege that Hodge contacted William Singer, who’s allegedly at the center of the admissions scheme, to get […]
A former CEO’s daughter was allegedly listed as co-captain of a Japanese national soccer team as part of a $25 million college admission scheme
Markets

25 of the best colleges for good students who don’t test well

US News compiled a list of A+ schools for B students, calculating admission data and SAT/ACT scores. To be considered an A+ school for B students, a university had to have a high freshman retention rate, admit a large portion of students who didn’t get straight A’s in high school, […]
25 of the best colleges for good students who don’t test well