ACT to Invest in ProExam, an Innovator in Noncognitive Assessment and Professional Credentialing

“Education and workplace success require a holistic set of skills, including cognitive and noncognitive skills,” said ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda. “This investment will allow ACT to tap into ProExam’s expertise in noncognitive assessment, credentialing and consulting. Our goal is to connect noncognitive assessment, which ProExam understands as well as anyone in the world, […]

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Regroup After an Early Admission College Rejection

(US News) By Brian Witt — There are two potential advantages to early decision and early action. If it succeeds, you gain entry to your first-choice college with a single application. If not, you gain valuable data that will improve your regular admissions chances. If you fall into the second group and find yourself having to scramble, don’t […]

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Nearly 40,000 people applied to Harvard this year — experts say it’s harder than ever to get into elite schools

(Business Insider) By Abby Jackson —  Harvard College received 39,494 applications for the Class of 2021.  That’s the most applications in the history of the school. The ever-increasing number of applicants at elite schools elicits the question of whether it’s more difficult to get into elite schools today than ever before. Former Ivy League admissions directors have […]

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ACT Adds July Test Date. Matches SAT

(Edweek) —  ACT Inc. announced Tuesday that it will begin offering a summer test date for the ACT college admissions exam, beginning in 2018. The move matches one by ACT’s rival, the College Board, which recently introduced a 2017 summer test date for its SAT exam. ACT said it will add a seventh date to […]

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Applying to college? There’s an online class for that

(The Daily Pennsylvanian)   By Hari Kumar —  On Feb. 13, Penn launched an online course to aid students and families in the college admissions process, according to PennCurrent. Titled “How to Apply for College,” the program on the Coursera platform gives information about the steps of the application process. The six week, video-based course includes quizzes, forums and […]

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