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George Washington University applicants no longer need to take admissions tests

August 13th, 2015

George Washington University is one of the latest private schools to be added to the test-optional category, and we at Shrop Ed applaud them!  Why are schools using this approach to the admissions process?  The University of Rochester gave this answer when they changed their policy in 2012: “Many prospective students ‘test well’ on general standardized exams, and bring that ability to campus, while some are best at mastering specific material in subjects that interest them most, and bring that diligence and focus.”  You can find the full list of test-optional schools at this website:

 Article published July 27, 2015

Written by:  Nick Anderson

George Washington University dropped its testing requirement for most freshman admissions Monday, becoming one of the largest and most prominent schools to declare that its applicants don’t have to take the SAT or ACT.

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