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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, March 7-11

Fri, Mar 11, 2016 @ 10:32 AM

Fotolia_68646136_Subscription_Monthly_M.jpgClass of 2020 Regular Decision Release Dates, Response to the New SAT

 

It’s a big month for high school seniors as colleges begin releasing regular decisions for the class of 2020! We have everything families need to know right here!

Some colleges began releasing decisions this week, with another round coming next week from MIT, UChicago, Boston College, and more. It’s an exciting, and somewhat scary, time for college bound students, so we’re here to ease some of the stress by bringing you the latest college admissions and higher education news!

Here are some of the top stories in higher education and college admissions news from this past week.

  1. Admission decision season is here! MIT announced another PI Day release this year, Wash U released decisions yesterday, and a slew of schools will begin notifying students of their admissions fate next week! Check out the full list here.
  2. Forgotten what it’s like to anxiously await admission decisions? Here’s the struggle – as told by GIFs.
  3. The new SAT debuted last weekend, and everyone was anxious to see how students felt about the dramatically redesigned test. While it will be some time before students get their official results, 60% of students surveyed said they felt the test questions were more straightforward and easy to follow. 30% felt it was more difficult than they expected, and 22% said it was less difficult. Unfortunately, there were some students unaware of the changes coming to the test.
  4. Harvard University made their own cool video announcement this week with hints about who will be speaking at this year’s commencement. The reveal? It’s Steven Spielberg!
  5. Frank Bruni wrote a great op-ed in the New York Times about the value of looking beyond the numbers when evaluating college applicants.
  6. “Reading, writing and aerobics?” This school is installing exercise bikes in the library so students can get some exercise while studying!
  7. The US Department of Education released its first interim update of the College Scorecard today. The changes? “We have removed institutions that recently closed down and updated our “caution flags” for schools that may be facing financial or federal compliance issues.”

Are you ready to receive your admission decisions? What do you think about the new SAT? Tell us in the comments below!

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