Fairfield University, in Connecticut, announced Monday that is will no longer require that all undergraduate applicants submit SAT scores. Applicants will now have the option of submitting an essay instead of the the test scores. The university announcement said that its internal research and national studies suggested that high school grades provided the best indicator of a student's abilities. Karen Pellegrino, director of undergraduate admission, said the policy change was "in keeping with Fairfield's mission that values the whole person in both the selection and education of our students."
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