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RECAP OF WEBINAR ON COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

This past Wednesday, the Kent College Counseling Team hosted a webinar for the community on the impact of the pandemic on the college admissions landscape.  We were honored that a panel consisting of 3 of our good friends from the college admissions world–Rob Springall (Muhlenberg College), Maddie Thomas (Northeastern University), and John Yi (Yale University)–helped… Continue reading RECAP OF WEBINAR ON COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

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ONGOING VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR PROVIDED THROUGH MAY 8

The New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC)–the organization of which Kent and our peer schools are members–has partnered with other regional admission counseling bodies to offer the Strive Virtual College Exploration, an opportunity for interested students to connect virtually with college admissions offices and representatives from across the country and internationally.  The opportunity… Continue reading ONGOING VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR PROVIDED THROUGH MAY 8

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RESEARCHING COLLEGES DURING THE PANDEMIC

The crisis caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted seemingly every facet of the college process, not the least of which has been the ability of high school students to research and evaluate colleges as potential fits.  Under “normal” circumstances, the most effective way for students and their families to assess colleges is to… Continue reading RESEARCHING COLLEGES DURING THE PANDEMIC

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 29: KENT COLLEGE COUNSELING WEBINAR

Tomorrow evening at 7:00pm EST, the Kent College Counseling Team will be offering a webinar–primarily for 5th form students (and their families) but open to all Kent families–titled College Admissions: The Impact of the Coronavirus.  The panel will be highlighted by guidance from three revered admissions officers, each of whom has also contributed mightily to our… Continue reading WEDNESDAY APRIL 29: KENT COLLEGE COUNSELING WEBINAR

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ETS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL AT-HOME VERSION OF TOEFL

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Educational Testing Service has announced a special home version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the exam that many colleges and universities require of applicants whose first language was not English or who have lived a significant part of their lives in a country where English… Continue reading ETS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL AT-HOME VERSION OF TOEFL

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ACT & THE COLLEGE BOARD ANNOUNCE TENTATIVE PLANS FOR SUMMER AND FALL

With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the major testing services have had to rethink their traditional calendars.  While both the ACT and the College Board have announced revised plans for this summer and fall, these announcements can be seen as nothing more than tentative at this point. As of now, the folks at ACT… Continue reading ACT & THE COLLEGE BOARD ANNOUNCE TENTATIVE PLANS FOR SUMMER AND FALL

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CHANGES TO COLLEGE TESTING POLICIES AND KAPLAN RESOURCES

The cancellation of test dates for the ACT and SAT has justifiably caused colleges and universities across the country to rethink the place of standardized testing in their assessment of applicants.  Within just the past week, many schools—and even entire state systems like the University of California consortium—have announced that they are making significant adjustments… Continue reading CHANGES TO COLLEGE TESTING POLICIES AND KAPLAN RESOURCES

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COVID-19 AND THE COLLEGE PROCESS

The tumult caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly upended nearly every facet of the traditional college process.  However, Kent students and their families should rest assured that our College Counseling team is staying abreast of all developments and will continue to help you navigate these changing waters, regardless of whether you are a 4th… Continue reading COVID-19 AND THE COLLEGE PROCESS

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A RECAP OF THE 2019 PARENTS COLLEGE WORKSHOP

More than 100 parents of current 5th formers attended the Parents College Workshop this past weekend.  It was again a “star-studded” event highlighted by four remarkable professionals from the world of college admissions: Brianne Ellis, Associate Director of Admissions, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Rob Springall, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Muhlenberg College; Michelle Prince, Assistant Director… Continue reading A RECAP OF THE 2019 PARENTS COLLEGE WORKSHOP

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COMMON APPLICATION ANNOUNCES NO CHANGES TO ESSAY PROMPTS

The Common Application has posted its essay prompts for the 2020-21 schedule, and for the second consecutive year, the 7 options have remained the same.  They can be viewed here.  While we recommend that our juniors at least make themselves aware of the prompts at this point, we strongly suggest that they wait to begin… Continue reading COMMON APPLICATION ANNOUNCES NO CHANGES TO ESSAY PROMPTS