2 More Colleges Go Test Optional

Evangel and Menlo are the latest.

December 10, 2018

Two more colleges have announced that they are ending requirements that all applicants submit SAT or ACT scores.

Evangel University made the change with a statement by Chris Belcher, vice president for enrollment management, explaining, “We have seen cases where the entrance exam has been a barrier for some students who would be a great fit and thrive here."

Menlo College also announced such a change. A statement from President Steven Weiner said, “Our consistent experience is that a student’s G.P.A. is a reliable indicator of ambition, discipline, persistence, and resilience, all of which strongly correlate with success in college and beyond. We are also convinced that reducing our emphasis on standardized test scores will better serve historically underrepresented applicants.”



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