When the pandemic hit in early March and students were told to return home to continue their classes online, schools and college counselors immediately feared that applications for the following year would plummet. Shockingly enough, these predictions were wrong and college applications have, instead, skyrocketed. An unbelievable turn of events. At IvyWay, we think the main reason was because of the new test-optional policy, but the article below talks about other reasons and trends on this record breaking admissions season. Now let's see what will happen with Regular Decision applications... Will it be this competitive?