September 2023

Three smiling college students walking across campus


Florida lawmakers voted to accept the Classic Learning Test as an alternative to the SAT within the state.

Other Tests

U.S. students taking the PSAT this fall will take the new, digital version of the exam. As school admissions season gets in full swing, this NY Times article shares some tips for navigating the NYC public schools admissions process.

Prospective law school students ran into difficulties with the August administration of the online LSAT, prompting LSAC to offer a retest. Acceptance rates at the top 50 MBA programs for 2022 showed an increase over the previous year. Registration is now open for the new, shorter GMAT Focus Edition.

College Admissions + Higher Ed

The affirmative action lawsuit against Yale was dropped after the university agreed to make significant changes to its admissions policies. As schools shift their admissions policies to comply with the Supreme Court ruling overturning affirmative action, many elite schools have changed their essay questions to ask about topics such as “identity” and “life experience.” Meanwhile, admissions offices struggle to confront the new reality of ChatGPT, asking whether AI poses a threat to the integrity of the traditional admissions essay—or offers democratized access to essay-writing help.