Lees-McRae Goes to Test-Optional Admissions
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- Hampshire becomes only competitive college in the country that won't look at SAT, ACT scores
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- Study finds little difference in academic success of students who do and don't submit SAT or ACT
- 'Conscientious Objector' to Testing
Lees-McRae College, in North Carolina, has dropped a requirement that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. Ginger Hansen, vice president of enrollment management and communications at the college, explained the shift in an e-mail: "Our decision to go test optional is largely based on our institutional philosophy of giving all students, regardless of a singular standardized test score, an opportunity."