When students aren’t able to visit campuses in person, they are researching colleges online, connecting with college admissions officers through virtual information sessions and online interviews. All colleges have increased their online program offerings, and other resources like college student publications, social media, YouTube, and other outlets can be very helpful.
Many colleges chose to go test optional in 2020 and remain so. In your junior year, your college counselor will help you make a testing plan. In senior year, your counselor will help you decide whether to apply with test scores. In some cases, students apply with test scores for some colleges and not for others. (See more on applying test-optional below.)