George Washington U Goes Test Optional in Admissions

July 28, 2015

George Washington University on Monday announced that it is dropping a requirement that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. Laurie Koehler, senior associate provost for enrollment management at GW, said in a statement: “We hope the test-optional policy sends a message to prospective students that if you are smart, hardworking and have challenged yourself in a demanding high school curriculum, there could be a place for you here.” The test-optional movement first took off at small liberal arts colleges, and George Washington (with 10,000 undergraduates) is among the larger institutions to adopt the policy.

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