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Updated Testing Policies For Top 20 Colleges During The 2020-2021 Application Cycle

Six of the top 20 Forbes-ranked colleges have implemented a standardized test-optional policy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These schools, along with nearly 1,200 others across the country, will not require that students submit ACT or SAT scores if they do not want to. Given that some students were not able to take standardized tests, or were unable to re-take a test to improve their score, many colleges felt that leniency would lessen the burden on applicants applying during the 2020-2021 application cycle.

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Published Date: June 9, 2020

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West Liberty University Announces Fall Semester Calendar Changes due to COVID-19

As a result of COVID-19, West Liberty University has moved its fall semester up one week to mid-August, so that in-person instruction can end with the start of Thanksgiving break. Final exams will be administered online following the break. This is in an effort to limit travel, and thus contact, during the period when students will be in proximity to one another in classrooms and on campus.

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Published Date: June 9, 2020

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UC system awards $2M to CA COVID-19 researchers

The University of California system announced that it will be distributing over $2 million in grant money to California researchers who are studying the impacts of COVID-19. Specifically, projects which had a focus on communities most vulnerable to the disease, including health care workers and those who are low-income, were given prioritization.

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Published Date: June 8, 2020

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June 9, 2020

Updated Testing Policies For Top 20 Colleges During The 2020-2021 Application Cycle

Six of the top 20 Forbes-ranked colleges have implemented a standardized test-optional policy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These schools, along with nearly 1,200 others across the country, will not require that students submit ACT or SAT scores if they do not want to. Given that some students were not able to take standardized tests, or were unable to re-take a test to improve their score, many colleges felt that leniency would lessen the burden on applicants applying during the 2020-2021 application cycle.

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June 9, 2020

West Liberty University Announces Fall Semester Calendar Changes due to COVID-19

As a result of COVID-19, West Liberty University has moved its fall semester up one week to mid-August, so that in-person instruction can end with the start of Thanksgiving break. Final exams will be administered online following the break. This is in an effort to limit travel, and thus contact, during the period when students will be in proximity to one another in classrooms and on campus.

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June 8, 2020

UC system awards $2M to CA COVID-19 researchers

The University of California system announced that it will be distributing over $2 million in grant money to California researchers who are studying the impacts of COVID-19. Specifically, projects which had a focus on communities most vulnerable to the disease, including health care workers and those who are low-income, were given prioritization.

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