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The covid-19 pandemic has further raised the importance of finding common measures to evaluate students applying to universities from across the globe. School closures and remote learning have led many high schools to eliminate grading or switch to a pass-fail system out of necessity. Additionally, lockdowns have prevented students from pursuing a wide range of activities, from athletics and community service to research and internships. As the education system grapples with the impacts of the virus on students, the SAT adds valuable information and context in aiding a holistic review and other contextual admissions practices.

As part of an ongoing series of SAT validity research, the College Board released new studies that examined the relationship between SAT performance and higher education outcomes among international students at U.S. universities titled Validity of the SAT for Enrollment-Related Decisions: Focus on International Students Attending College in the U.S. and among students at universities outside the U.S. titled  Examining the Validity of the SAT at Higher Education Institutions Outside of the U.S.

We invite you to join us for live webinars for global higher education professionals where we’ll share key findings from these studies along with other insights on international SAT participation and international student decision making during this pandemic. Ample time will be allotted to answer participants' questions.

U.S. Higher Education Updates for International Counselors
August 18, 2020, 8:30–10 a.m. ET
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This webinar offers updates about the U.S. higher education landscape and 2020-21 admissions cycle from higher education leaders.


  • Satyajit Dattagupta, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admission, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Anne M. Houtman, President, Earlham College, Richmond, IN
  • Matthew Lopez, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services and Executive Director, Admission Services, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • Evelyn Thimba, Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA


  • James Montoya, Chief of Membership, Governance, and Global Higher Education and Secretary of the Corporation, College Board, New York, NY

Past Events

In case you missed these events in June and July 2020, here are on-demand webinars about the research results of new SAT International Validity Studies and trends and changes in student mobility for studying overseas after the covid-19 pandemic.