Arlington, VA (May 26, 2021) – The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) today announced the results of a national survey on college and university plans for reopening this fall which shows 78 percent of institutions plan to resume all in-person classes, and 12 percent will require students returning for in-person classes to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
In addition, 84 percent of institutions indicated that they will be test-optional or test-blind for the coming year, meaning that these colleges will not require students to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their college applications for fall 2022.
NACAC’s survey, based on responses from more than 450 NACAC-member institutions (nacacnet.org/pulse) makes it easier for students, families, high school counselors, and others to track colleges’ plans for summer and fall 2021, as well as the fall 2022 admission cycle.
The tool includes information from both public and private postsecondary institutions and will be updated in real time as NACAC receives new information from colleges and universities.
“Students can look to this resource for reliable information that will help them make plans for enrolling this fall or applying next year,” said Melissa E. Clinedinst, NACAC director of research and grants. “It provides a snapshot of college admission as campuses prepare to accept college applications from the upcoming high school senior year class while managing the changing contours of the coronavirus crisis.”
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 23,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.
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