Catholic University Goes Test Optional

September 22, 2015

Catholic University of America announced Monday that it is dropping a requirement that undergraduate applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. “This policy implements the findings of our research: that a student’s academic program in high school and his or her classroom performance are the best predictors of academic success,” said a statement from President John Garvey. “We recognize that standardized tests can sometimes present an impediment to students, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds. We want to assure all potential applicants to the university that their record of achievement in high school is the foundation of our review for admission.”

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