DePaul Goes Test-Optional on Admissions
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- Test-optional policies fail to increase low-income enrollment, study finds
- At Pitzer College, most students don't submit test scores
- Hampshire becomes only competitive college in the country that won't look at SAT, ACT scores
- SAT Skepticism in New Form
DePaul University has dropped a requirement that all undergraduate applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores -- and the university says that it is the largest private institution to have made such a shift. The university cited the positive experiences of many colleges and universities that have dropped testing requirements, the correlation between test scores and family income and other factors. Applicants who opt not to submit test scores will be asked to complete some short response essays.