3 More Colleges Go Test Optional

This will be a record year in colleges saying students can apply without the SAT or ACT.

August 12, 2019
Stock image of a standardized test form.

Three more colleges last week ended requirements that all students submit SAT or ACT scores.

Carroll College, in Montana; Pace University, in New York; and Spring Hill College, in Alabama, all announced shifts.

Robert Schaeffer, the public education director of FairTest, the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, tracks colleges that drop SAT or ACT requirements by meetings of the National Association of College Admission Counselors. In the 10-plus months since the last NACAC meeting, 35 colleges have dropped the SAT and ACT, putting the movement to drop the tests at a record level.


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