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Test Optional Schools List Tops 815!

for further information, contact
Jesse Mermell (617) 350-8207
Robert Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
cell (239) 699-0468

for use on or after Tuesday, March 3, 2009

 

LIST OF TEST-OPTIONAL SCHOOLS TOPS 815;
AS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PREPARE FOR ADMISSIONS TESTS, MORE COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES ELIMINATE ACT/SAT REQUIREMENTS

 

TEST-OPTIONAL COLLEGES LIST SOARS PAST 775

for further information, contact

Jesse Mermell    (857) 350-8207
Robert Schaeffer    (239) 395-6773
cell    (239) 699-0468

for immediate release Monday, September 22, 2008

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Schools That Do Not Use SAT or ACT Scores for Admitting Substantial Numbers of Students Into Bachelor Degree Programs

Current as of Autumn 2008

Video: "FairTest: You Can't Judge Learning with a Standardized Test"

Texas Public University System profile from Test Scores Do Not Equal Merit


"Our ability to enroll a diverse class while maintaining
high academic standards is certainly due in large part to HB
[House Bill] 588."
-- Dr. Bruce Walker, Associate Vice President and Director of
Admissions, University of Texas (UT), Austin, describing the
impact of a new Texas law deemphasizing the role of the SAT and
ACT in making admissions decisions at Texas public four-year
universities.1

Muhlenberg College profile from Test Scores Do No Equal Merit


California State University System profile taken from Test Scores Do Not Equal Merit:

Bates College profile taken from Test Scores Do Not Equal Merit:

    "If I had had to choose between making tests optional and losing 1000 applications it would have been tough. But when you gain 1000 applications? There's no downside. "1 - William Hiss, current Vice President and former Director of Admissions at Bates

990+ Accredited Colleges and Universities That Do Not Use ACT/SAT Scores to Admit Substantial Numbers of Students Into Bachelor-Degree Programs

Current as of Fall 2017

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