Category: test-optional

“So You Don’t Have To”: A Visit to American University

In early November I had the chance to visit American University. This was actually the second time I’ve toured American, the previous time being in the summer of 2007 (years before I started this blog), which makes this the first in this series that sees me revisiting a school. I’ve been recommending American to students […]

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 […]

“So You Don’t Have To”: A Visit to Guilford College

In mid-January I was passing through North Carolina and decided to pay a visit to Guilford College, in Greensboro. I’m so glad that I did! I think that I’ve previously mentioned in this space that I am an alumn of Hampshire College, and so it’s understandable that I have a soft spot for small, liberal […]

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 […]

“So You Don’t Have To”: A Visit to Hood College

As promised, I will use this space to share my experiences visiting colleges with you. Hopefully you will find these notes useful. If you like the schools I discuss you should do everything you can to visit on your own, but this should tide you over until you can. In early August I paid a visit […]