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Pulse on College Admission Full Report

Have you changed your candidates reply date deadline beyond May 1?

 

Number of Respondents

Percent of Respondents

Yes

138

30.0

No

187

40.7

Not Applicable

135

29.3

N = 460.

 

If you have changed your candidates reply date, please indicate new date.

Month of New Date

Number of Respondents

Percent of Respondents

May

16

12.6

June

59

46.5

July

22

17.3

August

28

22.0

September

2

1.6

N = 127

 

What are your plans for 2021 summer programs?

 

Number of Respondents

Percent of Respondents

Programs will be a mix of in-person and virtual

314

71.0

All programs will be held virtually

72

16.3

All programs will be held in person

29

6.6

All programs have been canceled

11

2.5

No decision yet

16

3.6

N = 442.

 

Please indicate your institution’s current plans for Fall 2021 opening.

 

Number of Respondents

Percent of Respondents

Planning to resume in-person classes

366

78.0

Planning a mix of in-person and online courses

90

19.2

No decision yet

13

2.8

N = 469.

 

Will your institution require a COVID-19 vaccination to participate in Fall 2021 on-campus classes?

 

Number of Respondents

Percent of Respondents

No decision yet

253

54.8

No

154

33.3

Yes

55

11.9

N = 468.

What are your plans for recruitment visits with (or to) high schools in Fall 2021?

 

Number of Respondents

Percent of Respondents

Planning for a mix of in-person and virtual visits

243

51.5

Planning for in-person visits, with virtual option as a contingency

152

32.2

Planning for virtual visits only

16

3.4

No decision yet

61

12.9

N = 472.

 

If international students have difficulty obtaining a visa for Fall 2021 enrollment, will they be eligible to defer?

 

Number of Respondents

Percent of Respondents

Yes, to next quarter or semester

279

60.9

Yes, to Fall 2022

119

26.0

No, but they can enroll virtually

3

0.7

No, deferral will not be an option

1

0.2

No decision yet

56

12.2

N = 458.

 

What are your plans for the Fall 2022 admission cycle with regards to standardized admission test (SAT/ACT) scores?

 

Number of Respondents

Percent of Respondents

Not required but considered in admission decisions if submitted

287

61.0

Not required and not considered in admission decisions if submitted

109

23.2

Required (no alternate scores or materials accepted)

14

3.0

No decision yet

60

12.8

N = 470.

 

If SAT/ACT test scores are not required, are you requiring any new application materials, in lieu of these scores, to assess student qualifications?

 

Number of Respondents

Percent of Respondents

No additional application materials required

265

77.5

Essay or additional essay

59

16.5

Letter of recommendation or additional letter(s) of recommendation

35

10.5

Submission of AP scores, if available

14

3.9

Sample of work/portfolio

11

3.3

Submission of PSAT or Pre-ACT scores, if available

2

0.6

Other

9

2.7

N = 340. Percentages don’t add to 100 because respondents could select more than one option.

 

What are your plans for digital, home-based AP exams taken in May and June, 2021?

 

Number of Respondents

Percent of Respondents

Scores accepted for course credit

242

56.3

Scores accepted for course placement

182

42.3

Scores accepted for consideration in admission decisions

91

21.2

Decided on a case-by-case basis

31

7.2

My institution does not consider AP exam scores

13

3.0

No decision yet

63

14.7

N = 430. Percentages don’t add to 100 because respondents could select more than one option.

 

If students are unable to take the digital, home-based AP exams, will you use course grades as a substitute?

 

Number of Respondents

Percent of Respondents

Grades accepted for admission decisions

124

31.6

Decided on case-by-case basis

59

15.1

Grades accepted for course placement

35

8.9

Grades accepted for course credit

14

3.6

No decision yet

198

50.5

N = 392. Percentages don’t add to 100 because respondents could select more than one option.

 

What are your plans for IB scores for students who are not able to sit for the May 2021 exam?

 

Number of Respondents

Percent of Respondents

Accepted for course credit

279

65.2

Accepted for course placement

175

40.9

Accepted for consideration in admission decisions

122

28.5

Decided on a case-by-case basis

26

6.1

My institution does not consider IB scores

12

2.8

No decision yet

60

14.0

N = 428. Percentages don’t add to 100 because respondents could select more than one option.

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