Agnes Scott College has decided to no longer require the SAT or ACT for admissions. College officials cited research prepared last year by the National Association for College Admission Counseling as well as internal work suggesting that test scores weren't essential to make good admissions decisions. Those who opt not to submit scores will either have to have an interview or submit a graded writing sample. American University is experimenting with a plan to go test-optional by offering that choice this year to early decision applicants only. A spokeswoman said that option would still be open to early decision applicants who are deferred and moved into the regular admissions pool.
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