Why didn’t this happen when I applied to college?! Turns out a number of accredited schools will no longer require freshman applicants to submit their SAT or ACT test scores for admissions purposes. You know what that means… no more giving up Saturday mornings to SAT prep-courses.
George Washington University is the latest to drop the SAT/ACT requirement.
— GW University (@GWtweets) July 27, 2015
This makes GWU the largest college to (finally!) get rid of standardized testing. The changes will go into effect on August 1, and will apply to all students, EXCEPT athletes and homeschooled students.
Another 850+ accredited colleges have also embraced the new policy. Hallelujah!
University of Texas, Arizona State University, University of Nevada, Cal State Los Angeles and Cal State Northridge, to name a few. For a list of ranked schools, click here.
This means, you can start living life again.
But why the change?
Schools are choosing to go test-optional in an effort to recruit an equally strong student body. According to TIME, standardized tests tend to “disadvantage minority students and students from poor socioeconomic backgrounds.”
And let’s face it, test-taking isn’t anyone’s forte.
The SAT scores I get tomorrow determine whether or not I have to take it again. Please god no more lol
— PJ Bojrab (@PJPaulyB) May 21, 2014
But let’s not get too ambitious…
Colleges are no longer requiring SAT testing, now can they move that over for a movement to no longer require GRE exams for grad school??
— kiim (@keember24) November 19, 2014