Perhaps one of the biggest changes college counselors have noticed is that many colleges and universities do not require ACT or SAT scores to be submitted.
PERRYSBURG, Ohio – The application for college has changed drastically over the last two years due to COVID-19 affecting many colleges across the country.
Perhaps one of the biggest changes college counselors have noticed is that many colleges and universities do not require ACT or SAT scores to be submitted. In the past, some schools have required a certain score for admission, which has really put the emphasis on testing.
“This means that much more emphasis is placed on a student’s high school grades now than they were before! High schools will look at the rigor of a student’s curriculum. Have they benefited from advanced placement or honors classes, how did they fare in the classes? ” said Lindsay Czech, a College Advisor at Perrysburg High School.
In addition, changes in personal and distance learning have affected how colleges and universities view a student’s grades and involvement.
Some place more emphasis on letters of recommendation or admissions essays because they cannot be affected by COVID-19.
“Colleagues are very aware of how COVID-19 has affected high school life! I think there is a kind of big star next to last school year with so many high schools doing distance learning, and high schools are very aware that many students struggled with it “said Czech.
One thing that has not changed in a student’s favor, the price of college. Although there may be more scholarships becoming available, prices remain either the same or increase every year.