Now that University of Chicago dropped testing requirement, will elite colleges follow?
By Jeffrey J. Selingo | SFGate.
Talk to any high school counselor advising students applying to a top college these days and they will probably tell you the same thing: It’s like playing the lottery. In the admissions cycle that ended last month, a record number of applications and historically low acceptance rates at many selective schools have shifted the conversation about what it takes to secure a spot on the nation’s most elite campuses.
That confusion among applicants is likely to grow with the announcement in recent days by the University of Chicago that it will no longer require SAT or ACT scores to admit American students. By doing so, Chicago became the most selective institution so far to go test-optional. It’s likely selective campuses that compete with Chicago for applicants will follow in its footsteps so that they’re not at a disadvantage in recruiting prospective students. Read the Full Articlehttps://testprepprofessionals.com/now-that-university-of-chicago-dropped-testing-requirement-will-elite-colleges-follow/https://i1.wp.com/testprepprofessionals.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Admissions-Sign.jpg?fit=275%2C183&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/testprepprofessionals.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Admissions-Sign.jpg?resize=135%2C135&ssl=1College Admissions NarrativeACT,SAT,U of ChicagoBy Jeffrey J. Selingo | SFGate. Talk to any high school counselor advising students applying to a top college these days and they will probably tell you the same thing: It's like playing the lottery. In the admissions cycle that ended last month, a record number of applications and historically...Kevin OrganisciakKevin Organisciakinfo@testprepprofessionals.comAdministratorTest Prep & Tutoring Professionals (TPP) began as a PR clipping service through Linkedin. TPP quickly gained momentum and became a niche consulting service to small and medium sized tutoring, test prep, and admissions consulting firms. We've been around for just over 6 years. Our founder, Kevin Organisciak, spent ten years as a senior executive with Kaplan Test Prep. He earned distinctions and awards, culminating with his induction to the Kaplan Fellows, President's Circle, and Kaplan Leadership Development Program. During his tenure, Kevin worked on over 120 marketing campaigns, drafted 150 budgets, oversaw a Six Sigma operating environment, and trained and developed over fifteen now VPs and Senior Directors. That last piece is what led Kevin to coaching and consulting.The Association for Test Prep, Admissions, and Private Tutoring Professionals