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    Hello everyone!

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against the ACT claiming the test organization has been using information from students with learning disabilities in ways that have harmed their college admissions chances and career opportunities. The ACT has not been keeping the disability information confidential. While the score reports the applicants and their high schools see do not mention the accommodations, the ones sent to the colleges do.

    The lawsuit, linked near the top of the paragraph above, states, “ACT profits off these violations and uses them to gain an edge in the marketplace over its only competitor, the College Board, which does not disclose students’ disabilities to colleges and universities.”

    Best of luck with your applications!


    David Petersam
    AdmissionsConsultants, Inc.


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