The Week in Admissions News

State admissions test rejected in California; NCAA panel says standardized tests shouldn’t be required; new ranking by U.S. News; health centers in high demand; veto in California.

October 18, 2021
  • A faculty committee studying whether the University of California system should use a state exam in admissions has given the idea a thumbs-down.
  • A National Collegiate Athletic Association panel has recommended that standardized test scores no longer be required of high school applicants intending to play a Division I or Division II sport in college.
  • U.S. News & World Report is expanding its rankings to include elementary and middle schools.
  • Student health professionals report high need for services now that students are back on campus and seeking physical and mental health care, even as COVID-19-related demands remain strong.
  • California governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill to extend access to the state’s financial aid program to about 160,000 more college students.


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