Carthage Goes Test Optional on Admissions

July 28, 2016

Carthage College, in Wisconsin, has dropped its requirement that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. The college explained the shift this way: "Why test optional? This policy aligns with our admissions philosophy of holistic review and aligns with the college’s strategic plan on access. The best indication of whether a student will be successful at Carthage College is their performance in high school -- the grades they earn and the rigor of their course work."

The option is not available to those applying to study nursing, applicants who have been homeschooled and international students for whom English is not their native language.

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