November's annual NACAC Fair in Seattle is a great way to start the month! College and universities make a big effort to come to Seattle and we're always thankful for the time they spend here with students and families.
Seniors have been doing the final push with their applications and finishing up all their essays. We're so proud of them submitting so many apps in November and queuing up the remaining ones for December and January deadlines. As of today, we have reviewed 1,504 essays that accompany applications! This does not include resumes or other essays that we do for summer programs, juniors, or others.
While most of our reading this month was essays, beyond that we especially appreciated this article by Jeffrey Selingo: What Does an SAT Score Mean Anymore? The mass pivot to a test-optional approach reshuffled college admissions. MIT Decided it was done. We encourage you to take some time to read it. The switch to digital SAT testing outlined by the College Board is on track. For international students, the digital format is only a few months away as the Dec 2022 is marked as the final paper test. For domestic (US) students, the migration to the digital platform takes place in March 2024.
While our blogs are mostly good news and industry updates, we do want to extend our heartfelt wishes for the students who were personally impacted by unnecessary gun violence this month. We hold space for you.