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Wayland Guidance would like to have this page as a place for some interesting and timely articles. If you have suggestions for us of things to post, please email Please also follow us on Twitter where articles and brief reminders will be posted as well. You can also follow us on Instagram for some fun images and reminders from time to time.


Articles of Interest:

How making Test Scores Optional Opened the Field (The Washington Post, 4/5/2021)

I'm Worried My Son won't Get Into a Good College (The Atlantic, 2/18/2019)

FAFSA's Expected Family Contribution is Going Away, Good Riddance (New York Times, 1/4/21)

College Guidance Network Episodes (Past and Present)

Seven Better Alternatives to "How Are You?" for the Time of COVID-19 (Jessica Stillman,

COVID-19 Positive Cases and Mental Health (Benjamin Van Hoose,

Countering Back to School Anxiety (NPR Ed.)

Please Read This Blog Post
(by the Dean of Admissions at Tufts University, J.T. Duck)

Test Optional Really Does Mean Test Optional

Many students and families have been asking about the additional information and COVID19 questions on college applications. The general advice is truly: You do not have to do them. Here are two examples that are similar to what most every college we have heard from.

Tufts Blog Advice About the 2020 Disruption Question

Clark's Blog Advice about the COVID19 Question

Test Optional Information:
Test-Optional Growth from
Article about the 59 (now more) Test Blind Colleges (dated 9/14/2020)
The list of 59 Colleges that are Test-Blind (from the article above).

Six Words about College that Disappoint Parents Most (NACAC Blog Post)

It's a Smartphone Life (NPR)

Saying No to a Dream College - A Success Story (The College Solution Blog)

Cases of Vaping Related Lung Illness Surge (New York Times)

FDA investigates reports of seizures after vaping (CNN Health)

Tips for talking with your kids about VAPING (MA Department of Public Health)

Many teens have dangerous misperceptions that lead them to believe that vaping is harmless (Scholastic Inc.)

Stress on Teens (Courtesy of Human Relations Services (HRS) of Wellesley)

Help Teens with Stress (Courtesy of Human Relations Services (HRS) of Wellesley)

Talking about Suicide (Courtesy of Human Relations Services (HRS) of Wellesley)

Signs of Suicide (Courtesy of Human Relations Services (HRS) of Wellesley)

Teens are Being Hospitalized for Lung Damage due to Vaping (CBS News Coverage)