2/5 College Counseling Updates

Testing News

The College Board is discontinuing SAT Subject Tests

The College Board will no longer offer the SAT Subject Tests in the U.S. Students in the U.S. will automatically have their registrations canceled and receive a refund. Because SAT Subject Tests are used internationally for a wider variety of purposes, we'll provide two more administrations in May and June of 2021 for students in international locations.

The College Board is discontinuing the optional SAT Essay.

This decision recognizes that there are other ways for students to demonstrate their mastery of essay writing. At the same time, writing remains essential to college readiness, and the SAT will continue to measure writing and editing skills. The tasks on the SAT Reading and Writing and Language tests are among the most effective and predictive parts of the SAT.

Testing Registration

The ACT will be offered at Avon Old Farms School as follows:

  • April 17th, 2021- registration deadline date March 12th. 

If he has not already, your son will need to create an account and register at  Because we are not a national test center, and will be testing only the AOF students, your son must indicate a test center number (212250) in order to be recognized as a student at our school.

The SAT will be offered at Avon Old Farms School as follows:

  • April 27, 2021 - registration deadline date March 10th.

Register for the SAT through the Google Form emailed to your son or by contacting the Avon Old Farms testing coordinator Marie Delnicki at

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Application Decisions

Application results are important to us! Remind your sons to share his early application decisions with his counselor. For those students receiving an Early Decision acceptance, please remember that you agreed to withdraw applications with other schools and submit the required deposit. For those students who have been deferred or waitlisted, continue to communicate with the admissions representatives providing updated information and expressing continued interest.

Remember to complete the FAFSA if you will be seeking financial assistance.


The following websites provide useful information for students interested in researching and applying for scholarships:

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College counselors are continuing their meetings with students. Please remind your son to check his email for messages from his counselor!

  • If your son is studying remotely, please make sure that he is in touch with his counselor regarding the best times for them to meet.

College Fairs

NACAC will be hosting a STEM virtual college fair on March 7th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Register for free by visiting


Prior to winter break, you should have received a registration email to log into your Scoir account. Scoir allows you to:

  • Start researching colleges—Begin the process of narrowing down the choices using a variety of factors and seeing how you compare with other Avon applicants over the past few years at colleges of interest.
  • Start compiling the information you will need to complete college applications.
  • Start building a timeline outlining what you will need to accomplish as you move through the 2020-2021 application cycle.