The Truth Comes Out About Test-Optional Policies

Several months ago, there was a brouhaha on the National Association for College Admission Counseling email listserv. For those not familiar with the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), it’s an organization that includes admissions officers, school counselors, and private college counselors. So what was the brouhaha all about, … 

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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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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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