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Equity in Standardized Admissions Testing

International ACAC Calls for Equity in Standardized Admissions Testing for Students Worldwide

ARLINGTON, VA - October 3, 2017 - The majority of universities in the US, in addition to many universities around the globe, require standardized testing as a significant qualification to apply for admission. Because this testing is required for university admission, International ACAC believes the testing agencies and universities must make sure all students have equal access to these test dates.
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NACAC and International ACAC Urge Testing Flexibility for International Applicants for Class of 2018

*If you are willing to share your students’ and/or your own experiences with the recent cancellation of international test dates, please proceed to the form below. Your responses will be shared confidentially with our newly formed Ad-Hoc Committee on Standardized Testing.
2017 Feedback Form - International ACAC Members' Experiences with Standardized Test Cancellations


U.S. Immigration Ban

Listen Now to the Special Webinar held on Tuesday, April 25 (hosted by AACRAO) on International Recruitment and Marketing: Managing the Message in Challenging Times.

Recent executive orders and the new political climate in the US are creating a great deal of concern amongst students and families all over the globe. 77% of US institutions reported concerns about Fall 2017 enrollment. This webinar will share data on regional patterns of areas of concern as well as leading practices for international education professionals to address concerns and maximize yield.  This 'special edition' webinar was based on the recently released report:  Trending Topics Survey: International Applicants for Fall 2017 - Institutional & Applicant Perceptionsan inter-associational collaboration between AACRAO, NACAC, NAFSA, IIE and International ACAC.

Official Statements

Click here to read NACAC's statement in response to U.S. President Trump's Executive Order of March 6, 2017.
Click here to read International ACAC's statement in response to U.S. President Trump's Executive Order of January 27, 2017

Webinar: Member Forum 

This webinar was an informal, online conversation about the implications of the recent Executive Order regarding travel and immigration to the United States. While any interested member was welcome to participate, we particularly encouraged those who were currently affected (counselors whose students who are named in the ban, and college representatives who enroll significant groups from those countries) to join us. 

Webinar Recording

 

Webinar Summary
Compiled by Alys Langdale, Marlborough College and Wilson Lee,Yongsan International School of Seoul

Webinar Slides


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Testing Advocacy

2017 International ACAC Statement Calling for Equity in Standardized Admissions Testing for Students Worldwide
NACAC and International ACAC Urge Testing Flexibility for International Applicants for Class of 2018
2017 NACAC Statement Revisiting Recommendations to Testing Organizations
2016 NACAC Recommendations on Ensuring Integrity in College Admission Testing