NACAC asks public institutions to remain test-optional next year

Will test-optional admissions continue next year as well?

Reported by Education Dive, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has asked that public institutions not require entrance exam scores for the 2021-22 academic year.

The takeaway? How might this affect the broader test prep industry? If the ACT and SAT aren’t the tricks to getting ahead anymore, how will the college entrance industry evolve to help students and families find an edge? And will we see that new pathway has the very same equity issues that made the current one so unpleasant?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.