Sacred Heart Goes Test-Optional

September 24, 2009

Sacred Heart University has become the latest institution to stop requiring the SAT or ACT for admission. A statement from the university said its new policy "gives students the autonomy to decide what information they believe best represents their qualifications for admission to the university. In so doing, it does not discriminate against students from underserved populations who have historically not performed as well on standardized tests despite their outstanding achievements in high school and potential for success in college. As a Catholic university that lives by its mission of deepening human understanding through diversity and celebrating the unique talents of each student, the decision to adopt a test-optional admissions policy is consistent with the philosophy of life and teaching at the university."

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