Sarah Lawrence College has had the distinction of being the only competitive college that not only told applicants that they did not need to submit SAT or ACT scores, but stated that it would not accept such scores for review at all. But that is now changing and, effective with the admissions cycle starting this fall, the college is moving to a "test-optional" stance in which applicants have the choice of whether or not to submit. A statement on the college's admissions website explains the new position: "The submission of standardized tests is optional. Along with your transcripts, test scores may provide additional evidence of your academic achievements and potential. However, Sarah Lawrence is committed to a holistic review process, and we know that standardized testing may not accurately reflect the potential and contributions of all students. You will not be at a disadvantage should you choose not to submit your scores."
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