Pulse on College Admission - May/June 2021


Pulse on College Admission - May/June 2021

A NACAC Report on College and University Plans for the Upcoming College Application Season


The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) surveyed its membership in May 2021 to find out what decisions colleges and universities have made regarding the upcoming college application season.

More than 450 institutions responded to questions about plans for Fall 2021 in-person classes, vaccination requirements, and admission criteria for the class of 2022, including testing requirements. 

Key findings include:

  • 78 percent plan to resume all in-person classes in Fall 2021
  • 84 percent will be either test-optional or test-blind for the Fall 2022 admission cycle
  • 12 percent will require a COVID vaccine to return to in-person programs; 55 percent remain undecided 

Use the tools below to search for individual colleges or to filter by criteria that are important to you.

For additional information: Summary of all responses | Press release | Article




Note for Colleges:

Participation in the Pulse Report Survey is limited to NACAC member colleges. Primary contacts at NACAC member colleges can complete the form for the first time at To make changes after you’ve submitted a response, log in to, then click on “My Survey” from the left menu.

If you need any assistance in completing the survey, please contact New responses will be added daily.

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