Goshen College has announced that SAT or ACT test results will be optional for students who apply for admission during the 2021-2022 academic year. The college says the decision is due to the challenges faced by students taking the test this year during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dominique Burgunder-Johnson, vice president of marketing and enrollment at Goshen College, says the decision aims to make the college’s admissions requirements accessible and equitable for those wishing to enroll for the fall of 2021.
“Giving applicants the option of whether or not to have their SAT or ACT scores considered in their admission decision will still give students who have scores the opportunity to submit them, but will not create additional barriers to applying for students who do not have test scores readily available. Making the submission of test scores optional also allows for students who may have test scores, but do not feel that their results accurately represent their academic abilities, to not have those scores considered in their final admissions decision,” said Burgunder-Johnson.
Goshen College says applicants will still be required to complete its online application form and provide official high school transcripts to be considered for admission.
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