Quick Takes: Rollins Drops Admissions Test Requirement, Scholars Win Pulitzers, 24 Community Colleges Added to 'Achieving the Dream'
Submitted by Scott Jaschik on April 17, 2007 - 4:00am
Rollins College, in Florida, announced Monday that it would no longer require applicants to submit standardized test scores. “It is too easy to be distracted by low test scores that are not accurate predictors of a student's college academic potential,” said David Erdmann, dean of admission for Rollins’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Achieving the Dream, a national effort to help community colleges find ways so that more of their students complete programs and/or transfer to earn bachelor's degrees, announced Monday that it is adding 24 colleges, bringing the total number of participating colleges to 82.