There have been a number of colleges that have announced test optional policies in the past several weeks. Sacred Heart University eliminated the need for ACT or SAT test scores for all incoming freshman except home schooled students and international students.
The State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam not only eliminated the need to send test scores but also revised their entire admissions approach which had previously only considered grades and test scores. Now the college will consider essays, recommendations and interviews as well as grades.
Washington and Jefferson College has also announced a test optional policy. Under their new policy students who do not submit test scores will be required to have an interview with a member of the admissions staff either on campus or by phone.
Congratulations to these colleges for providing three new options for students who do not test well.