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The College Admissions Test of Choice: Most Recent Updates to the AP Exams

During this time of pandemic and institutional upheaval, the AP exams have become the college admissions test of choice, finally unseating the SAT and ACT from their prominent place in a student’s academic portfolio. In an earlier blog post, we detailed the reasoning behind the changes as well as the impact on current high school …

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The Latest On AP Testing from FLEX CEO

On March 16, 2020 the College Board announced that it is trying to “develop streamlined AP Exam options,” including the possibility of allowing students to test from home. Students need to act quickly. During a time of school closures and restricted extracurricular participation, students have more downtime than ever before. Do not waste this time. Students …

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The Impact of COVID19 on College Admissions from FLEX’s CEO

from Danny Byun, CEO Impact of COVID19 on College Admissions from FLEX CEO Dear FLEX students and families, You have most likely received some communication from FLEX as to the steps we are taking to safeguard the well-being of our students and staff. As CEO and Founder of this company for nearly 20 years, I …

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The New Focus of UC Admission Essays (Personal Insight Questions)

This September, the UCs held its annual UC High School Counselor Conference to inform participants of the latest admissions news, changes, and policies. The three FLEX counselors who attended this event were made aware of some subtle but significant changes to UC admissions process—particularly with regards to the personal insight questions. They came away with …

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