Category: Jon Boeckenstedt

What I Saw At NACAC 2018: A Summary of “Test Optional Admission: Current Trends, Best Practices, and Future Prospects”

I attended the 2018 National Association for College Admission Counseling conference in Utah in the last week of September. This was the fourth straight year I’ve been able to attend, thanks to my day job with Method Test Prep, a leading ACT/SAT preparation company. I was there to work, and consequently spent most of my time […]

What I Saw At NACAC 2017: A Summary Of “Testing Achievement and the Future of College Admission”

  I attended the 2017 National Association for College Admission Counseling conference in Boston in mid-September. This was the third straight year I’ve been able to attend, thanks to my day job with Method Test Prep, a leading ACT/SAT preparation company. I spoke to lots of people (old friends, customers, colleagues) and the consensus seems to […]

“So You Don’t Have To”: A Visit To Columbia College Chicago

In mid-June I spent a few days in Chicago, and as always I thought I’d look for a college to visit. I didn’t have to look far–in fact, the admissions office for Columbia College was LITERALLY right next to my hotel! I stopped by for a tour and informational meeting with a member of the Admissions […]

NACAC 2016: Observations On Presentations About the SAT and ACT

Every year in September the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has its annual conference. NACAC is a great organization made up of high school counselors, independent educational consultants and college and university admission officers and I’m proud to have been a member for years. Along with 6,000 other professionals I attended this year’s […]