Colorado College has officially changed the testing requirement for admission to the college. Unlike many other colleges that have eliminated standardized testing, Colorado College still requires testing but is providing many more options for students to submit scores.
Here is their new policy:
Three exams of the applicant’s choice chosen from a list of acceptable SAT or ACT sub scores, SAT II Subject tests, AP or IB exams, or the TOEFL test for international students. Students choosing this new option must include at least one quantitative test and one verbal or writing test.
So, if you still want to submit an SAT I or ACT test you may do so. But, if you want the college to consider, as an example, your SAT reading score, your ACT math score and your AP Biology score, that works also. I have talked with the admission office regarding the new policy and their intent is to make it easier for each student to show their strengths.
While I am still not a huge fan of standardized testing, I congratulate Colorado College on reaching a compromise that give them more information about each student while recognizing that each student has different strengths.