Wesleyan Makes Tests Optional in Admissions

By Kate Carlisle (News @ Wesleyan)
May 7, 2014

In May 2014, Wesleyan University joined the small, but growing, number of institutions of higher education that have made submitting SAT and ACT tests scores optional. A few hundred institutions, including many of Wesleyan’s peer colleges, have already made the tests optional.

“We’re skeptical about the value of the SAT in predicting college success,” Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth said. “Scores don’t necessarily add much to student applications; what’s more, we believe they can skew the advantage toward students from privileged backgrounds, or those who can afford test prep.”

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