Orange County Register: College applicants go the extra mile – to other states – to take entrance exams amid pandemic

Orange County Register: College applicants go the extra mile – to other states – to take entrance exams amid pandemic. “Mater Dei High senior Catherine Iveson approached her college entrance exams with a level of determination and responsibility that would make many parents proud. The 17-year-old from Costa Mesa put one of her favorite extracurricular activities – competitive riding with her horse Waldo – on hold to focus on taking a weekend prep class for the ACT, one of the most common standardized tests for college admissions. ‘It was as much about time as it was about finances,’ she said of the decision. ‘It’s impractical to do both.’ But the trade-off turned out to be just the start of the sacrifices for Iveson and her family amid the first college application season of the pandemic era.”

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