How Colleges Make Admission Decisions in a Pandemic Year (S2, Ep3)

Colleges across the country made big changes in their admission requirements in response to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 1,600 institutions are currently test-optional, meaning students are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications. Transcripts look different, too, especially at schools that have canceled extracurricular activities and moved courses online.

How are colleges evaluating applicants? What can students do to strengthen their admission chances? Two admission directors take you inside the process.

Our panel of experts from the National Association for College Admission Counseling includes:

  • Lisa Hill, senior associate director of admissions at Goucher College (MD)

  • Christoph Guttentag, dean of undergraduate admissions at Duke University (NC)

This episode is moderated by Edward Truong, associate director of admission at the University of Puget Sound (WA). Download transcript  |  Listen on Simplecast


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