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Fordham Goes Test-Optional Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

June 6, 2020

After the coronavirus outbreak, many ACT and SAT exams were canceled, leading Fordham to go test-optional for the next two years.

As high school students try to navigate the world of college admissions, the allure of prestige can be a dangerous distraction.

Prestige Is a Losing Game

April 9, 2019

It’s so tantalizingly easy to scoff at the people who say your money can’t buy you happiness. But it won’t.

The SAT Prep book selection at Quinn Library might need to be updated after the new tests are put in place. (PHOTO BY SOFIA ALVAREZ/ THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Admissions Adjusts to New SAT Format

April 8, 2016

By PARDEEP CATTRY Contributing Writer For the newest cycle of applications, the Fordham Admissions departm...

SAT Revamp Is A Good First Step

April 2, 2014

By ALEXA McMENAMIN Contributing Writer Published: April 2, 2014 As I entered my freshman year of college this past fall, I was startled to realize that...

Academic Success is Much More Than a Number

June 4, 2011

The SAT Should Play A Smaller Role In College Admissions Mia Reyes Contibuting Writer Published: October 16, 2008 Beep. Beep. Beep. I was taking the SAT, quite possibly one of the most decisive events in my college application process, and a distant alarm was beeping throughout the whole test. I thought: I spent months...

FCLC Ranks Third Behind FCRH and CBA, Freshmen SAT Scores Rise

May 27, 2011

Students Question the Relevance of the Standardized Test By Meaghan Dillon News Co-Editor Published: October 11, 2007 FCLC—In a year when average SAT scores around the nation saw the biggest drop in 31 years, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) managed to increase it...