College Planning Calendar: December 2020

Stay on top of the college planning process with our monthly College Planning Calendar for counselors, students, and parents. Happy December planning!

Tuesday, December 1

World AIDS Day

As designated by the World Health Organization, World AIDS Day works to bring attention to and fight the AIDS epidemic.

World AIDS Day Resources for Schools and Colleges: It’s been found that many young people are uninformed about how AIDS spreads, having never received information on HIV, its transmission, or testing. Encourage your students to get informed and stay safe!

Saturday, December 5

SAT test date

Subject Tests are available on this SAT test date.

Tuesday, December 8

Free ACT prep class

This is the first of Kaplan’s test prep offerings for the month. Students can get free ACT test guidance between 7:30–8:30 pm on Tuesday the 8th.

Thursday, December 10

First Day of Hanukkah

Today marks the beginning of the week-long celebration of Hanukkuh, which include gifts, games, delicious food, ceremonial menorah lightings, and more. Happy holidays to our Jewish friends!


Human Rights Day

As designated by the United Nations, today is a reminder of the rights all human beings are entitled to on this Earth. The theme of this year’s Human Rights Day is Recover Better–Stand Up for Human Rights.


Nobel Prize Day

Today is the day incredible minds are awarded Nobel Prizes for their life’s work. Encourage your students to reach their highest potential by learning about this day!

List: The Experts’ Choice: Great Honors Colleges: If your students want their best shot at achieving Nobel prestige, have them check out these colleges with great honors programs. 

Saturday, December 12

ACT test date

This ACT test date is available to students nationwide.

Free SAT Bootcamp

A new month means more free SAT bootcamp sessions from Kaplan. Student can settle in for this one from 1:30–3:00 pm on Saturday the 12th

Monday, December 14

CollegeXpress Gives Back!

CollegeXpress’s annual student and charity giveaway event begins today! Make sure your students tune in every day this week for a chance to win great prizes and give back to their favorite causes.


Friday, December 18

SAT multiple-choice scores released

The multiple-choice portion of the December 5 SAT test will be released today.

Sunday, December 20

Free ACT prep class

ACT prep may be the last thing on your students’ minds this close to the holidays, but Kaplan has one more free ACT prep class to help them get ready for tests in the new year. It runs from 3:00–4:00 pm on Sunday the 20th.

Monday, December 21

SAT essay scores released

The Essay portion of the December 5 SAT test will be released today. 

Free SAT Bootcamp

Last call for test prep! Kaplan has one more free SAT bootcamp for students before a new year arrives. It runs from 6:00–7:30 pm on Monday the 21st.

Tuesday, December 22

ACT multiple-choice scores released

The multiple-choice portion of the December 12 ACT test will be released today.

The Pros and Cons of Retaking the SAT or ACT: Just in case your students are still worried about having top scores this college admission season, here’s some advice on the pros and cons of retaking their standardized tests. 

Friday, December 25

Christmas Day

We wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you, your family, and your friends are happy and healthy this holiday season.


Saturday, December 26

Kwanza begins

Today begins the week-long celebration of Kwanza, an annual event of African American culture that involves gift giving and a feast of faith known as Karamu Ya Imani. Well wishes to all celebrating this special tradition!

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Friday, December 31

New Year’s Eve

Though 2020 has been challenging to say the least, we thank you for turning to CollegeXpress for your planning needs and sharing our college search resources with your students this year. Looking forward to a better year ahead in 2021!

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