Schaumburg Library helps families prepare for college amid COVID-related changes

  • A teen browses at Schaumburg Township District Library. All patrons are required to wear a mask in the Library.

    A teen browses at Schaumburg Township District Library. All patrons are required to wear a mask in the Library. Courtesy of Susan Miura

Submitted by Hollis Sienkiewicz, Schaumburg Township District Library
Updated 8/6/2020 9:50 AM

College admission processes are changing and Schaumburg Library is ready to help families navigate those changes with the free, online program "What Does 'Test-Optional' Really Mean?" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13.

COVID-19 brought the cancellation of standardized tests in spring 2020. Many colleges joined the growing list of universities to announce a test-optional admission process. Some colleges announced this will be only for this fall 2020, while others made this a permanent change. Thomas Jaworski of Quest College Consulting will help families gain insight on what it means for a college to review an application without standardized test scores, while also identifying the pros and cons of submitting these exams.


This program will take place online on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13. After registering, you will receive an email with a link to the Zoom webinar at least one hour in advance of the program. If the event is full, or if you prefer, you can watch the event live streamed on the library's YouTube channel at

For a complete list of upcoming programs -- all free, all online -- visit You'll find story times, book discussions, crafting, history, genealogy and much more.

Schaumburg Township District Library is committed to providing relevant information, books, media, technology and programs for all ages in a safe and friendly environment through the service of well-trained staff.

Visit to see current hours of service, services available, how the library is working to keep patrons safe and more.

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