Much has changed about the college experience in recent months, and there remains a great deal of uncertainty. But the college application process still goes on. We are constantly monitoring the situation, including any changes in admission requirements. . In June 2020, 300 admissions deans addressed admission during Covid-19, stating: “What matters to us is whether students’ contribution or service is authentic and meaningful to them and to others.” Recently, the College Board announced that it is discontinuing SAT Subject Tests permanently and revamping the current SAT exam to eliminate the optional essay section.
Once the virus is contained, we believe the college experience will return to something approximating normal at certain colleges, while other universities may provide online offerings over the longer term.
We realize that some students may want to put off college application or defer enrollment for a year, waiting for greater normalcy before committing. In the former case, it is extremely important that students use this unconventional gap year to increase their chances of admission into top schools. Bespoke Ivy is here to work with students to design their gap year for maximum positive impact.
College students on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic