Due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus, Haverford College is latest in the line of prominent colleges nationwide that will not ask for standardized test scores during the admission process for at least three years, writes Susan Snyder for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“We believe this change to our standardized testing policy will reduce stress and provide students with much greater flexibility as they navigate a college admission process that is unfolding much differently than expected,” said Jess Lord, vice president and dean of admission and financial aid.
Still, students will have the option of submitting their scores if they so desire.
Since the admission decisions for students entering this fall have already been made, the change will take effect for students applying for fall 2021.
Annually Haverford enrolls 1,314 students or around 16 percent of applicants. According to Lord, standardized test scores usually played a small role in the process of evaluating applications.
When the three years are up, the college plans to evaluate the impact of this change and then decide if it will restart this requirement.
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