American University in Washington D.C. has announced that they will be going test optional for all students who apply to the college by November 1. Last year they were test optional for students applying early decision so this is an expansion of last year’s policy.
Students wishing to have their admission decisions made without considering their test scores need to simply submit a test-optional form along with the rest of their admission materials. If a student wishes to have their test scores considered, then they do not have to submit this form.
I noticed that American clearly says in their notice that using the test optional program will not affect a student’s consideration for merit awards or for their honors program.