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‘COVID Cohort’ of College-Bound High School Seniors Report High Levels of Academic, Social, and Personal Preparation for College

Graduating seniors call for greater transparency about admissions timelines and processes IOWA CITY, Iowa — Nearly nine in 10 (86%) college-...

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College Admissions After the US Supreme Court Decision

On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the use of race as a factor in college admissions decisions. In July, shortly after the decis...

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How Are You Celebrating College Applicants This Fall?

By: Lisa King, director, American College Application Campaign Each fall, ACT’s American College Application Campaign (ACAC) hosts the #WhyA...

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How STEM Scholarships Are Expanding Education Pathways

By: Juliana Stratton, lieutenant governor, State of Illinois; chair, National Lieutenant Governors Association, 2022-23 Since 2022, ACT has ...

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High School Grade Inflation on Rise, Especially in Math

Grade inflation occurring in every subject, with highest rates in STEM subjects IOWA CITY, Iowa — The average GPA for high schoolers continu...

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Employers Need Trainable Employees

Last fall, at the ACT Workforce Summit, Robbin Bass, former director, business retention and expansion at Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce,...

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Planning Ahead for Effective College Application Events

By: Lisa King, director, American College Application Campaign Summer may be lingering, but seasoned counselors and educators know it’s alre...

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