The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Colleges have prioritized overall GPA over test scores, unlike previous years.

A world of uncertainty: students reflect on the college application process during the pandemic

by Sarah Mohammed, Winged Post Asst. Features Editor May 19, 2021

Looking back at her experience completing her college applications earlier in the year, Stephanie Shen (12) remembers it as a process filled with the general emotions suffused within the pandemic: longing,...

A stack of SAT-prep books. The College Board announced that administration of SAT Subject Tests and the optional SAT Essay would be eliminated on Tuesday.

College Board discontinues SAT Subject Tests, optional SAT Essay to streamline pandemic services

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Managing Editor January 20, 2021

The College Board announced yesterday that they will eliminate SAT Subject Tests and the optional essay component of the SAT and investing in creating a flexible, online version of the regular SAT examination.  “The...

SAT and ACT prep books lie on a shelf. A judge in Alameda County ruled that the University of California must immediately cease considering SAT and ACT scores in admissions and scholarship decisions.

UCs must go test-blind, Alameda judge rules

by Arushi Saxena and Aditya Singhvi September 4, 2020

An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled in a preliminary injunction on Sept. 1 that the University of California system must immediately bar all use of SAT and ACT test scores for scholarship and...

In a landmark decision, University of California announced on Thursday their plans to completely eliminate the influence of the SAT and ACT on their admissions process by 2025.

“A pretty big domino to fall”: UC schools to eliminate SAT and ACT testing consideration by 2025

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post Asst. News Editor May 23, 2020

The University of California (UC) Board of Regents unanimously decided on Thursday to take measures to eliminate consideration of SAT and ACT test scores by 2025 to reduce inequity in college admissions,...

A guide to any questions one might have about upcoming school events and how they have been impacted due to COVID-19 and the school closure.

Harker Aquila’s guide on how upcoming events are impacted by coronavirus

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post Asst. News Editor May 11, 2020

This story was updated on May 11 to include updates on the senior trip, baccalaureate, graduation, locker clean-outs and Harker summer programs. It has now been about two months since school shut down....

The College Board has closed numerous testing locations for the March 14 SAT as precautionary measures for the spread of the coronavirus.

College Board closes SAT testing centers due to safety concerns over coronavirus

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Co-Sports Editor March 13, 2020

As more information is released about College Board closing centers due to the coronavirus, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for continuous coverage. This story...

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