Delaware Starts 4 Years of Test-Optional Admissions

February 9, 2016

The University of Delaware Faculty Senate has approved a four-year experiment in which applicants will no longer be required to submit SAT or ACT scores. Nancy Targett, acting president of the university, said in a statement that “the university’s future is predicated on our commitment to equity and inclusion. We value diverse backgrounds and learning experiences, and this program aligns with that commitment.” While an increasing number of colleges are going test optional, relatively few flagship universities have made such a shift.

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