Test-Optional Is Malarkey

When you have a question about highly selective college admissions, it’s best to ask an expert. That means don’t bother going to the deli to ask the butcher. Don’t ask the FedEx deliveryman. And don’t write an advice columnist in your local paper asking if your child should or should … 

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Test-Optional is Malarkey

When a school goes test-optional — as all the Ivy League schools did this year — it means that a student with great scores has no advantage over a student with no scores, right? Wrong. All else being equal, at highly selective colleges that have gone test-optional, a student with … 

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