Testing No Longer Required at Colorado Public Universities

Last week, we announced with great excitement that the state of Colorado, the Centennial State, had banned legacy preference in college admissions at the state’s public institutions. No longer would Colorado’s public universities be able to offer advantage to the progeny of a school’s alumni base in the admissions process. … 

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Our Dare to Test-Optional Colleges

All of the Ivy League schools went “test-optional” this year. So too did many other elite universities across America. Due to all the test cancelations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, these schools largely had no choice but to temporarily not require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. But as … 

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Students Poke Holes in Test-Optional Policies

When two high school seniors can so easily poke holes in the notion that students who don’t submit test scores are at no disadvantage under “test-optional” admissions policies, it’s pretty clear the notion doesn’t pass the sniff test. And that’s precisely what went down in a recent article of The … 

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Zeroing in on Test-Optional

Ivy Coach is cited today on the pages of the University of Pennsylvania’s newspaper addressing so-called test-optional policies. As Leanna Tilitei reports for The Daily Pennsylvanian in a piece entitled “Experts worry that Penn’s test-optional application process will benefit wealthier students,” “‘We don’t believe test-optional policies are worth the paper … 

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Test-Optional Means Diddly-Squat

In certain states in our union, wearing a mask in crowded stores is optional. Go to the mining town of Deadwood, South Dakota, the resting place of Calamity Jane and Wild Bill, and you’ll find few folks in masks. Heck, few folks there even have masks in their pockets — … 

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