Student whose classes begin from August 1 can enter USA
The proclamation clearly mentions that ‘students with valid M1 and F1 visa intending to begin or continue an academic program commencing 1 August 2021 or later do not need to contact an embassy or consulate to seek an individual National Interest Exception to travel. They may enter the United States no earlier than 30 days before the start of their academic studies’.
Canada announces new pathways to PR for 90k workers
IRCC will accept up to 90,000 applications, as well as an unlimited number of applications from French-speaking candidates. Out of these, 40,000 spots will be for international student that have recently graduated from a Canadian designated learning institution.
IB cancels board exams in India
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the International Baccalaureate today decided to cancel the board exams in India. Students will either be promoted to the next class or receive their passing certificate based on their coursework and predicted grades. After CBSE and several state boards, IB has also decided to do away with board exams and follow an alternative approach to release students’ results
Applications surge after big-name colleges halt SAT and ACT
What was once a pandemic-driven emergency measure has become, effectively, a longer-term experiment for many public and private universities. Many universities launched multiyear experiments with test-optional policies last year or ended testing requirements permanently.