Sage Colleges, Virginia Wesleyan Go Test-Optional

October 8, 2010

The faculty of the Sage Colleges voted last week to end the requirement of the SAT or ACT for undergraduate admissions at Russell Sage College and the Sage College of Albany. Terry Weiner, Sage’s provost, said in a statement that the colleges have found high school grades and class rank to be the best ways to predict college success. Weiner added: "In this time of economic distress students should not have to choose between expensive cram courses or tutoring for these tests, or worry about losing ground in the competition for college admission."

Virginia Wesleyan College, meanwhile, announced that it was going test-optional for all prospective freshmen with a grade-point average of 3.5 in a college preparatory curriculum.

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