Not everyone is aware that there are over 800 colleges in the US that are test optional. In other words, you don’t need to submit either the SAT or ACT for admissions. And if you think only non competitive colleges don’t require test scores, think again. There are some great colleges that don’t require tests. Bowdoin, Bates, Mt. Holyoke and just three examples of very strong, competitive colleges that don’t require the SAT or ACT.
To see a list of test optional colleges go to FairTest.org.
Not everyone is good at taking standardized tests. It has nothing to do with how smart you are. If you happen to be one of those students whose abilities are not reflected by your test scores, start checking out test optional colleges. You can still receive a great education.