Manor College Waives Standardized SAT/ACT Tests Requirement

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Manor College in Jenkintown has joined more than 1,000 educational institutions nationwide in making standardized testing optional.

With testing for SAT and ACT exams suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, Manor College in Jenkintown has joined more than 1,000 educational institutions nationwide in making standardized testing optional.

The college has also decided to waive the SAT/ACT test requirement for those students that are applying with a high school GPA of 2.0 or greater. The decision applies both to students who have already submitted applications for the fall and those who will apply in the future.

“Becoming test-optional aligns our admissions procedures with our core values as we review each student’s application in a holistic approach,” said Vice President of Enrollment, Daniel Perez.

He added that instead of determining success by a standardized test score, “it should include the opportunity to work tirelessly in the classroom, complete extracurricular activities, and get involved with the community.”

Manor College also moved the deadline for the fall deposit from May 1 to June 1.

“Right now coronavirus is creating impediments to education that we are clearing away,” said Manor College’s President, Dr. Jonathan Peri.

And while the college was already “the best choice for students” due to its small class environment and affordability, among many other things, the latest changes add “a whole new level of accessibility during a time when it’s most needed,” Peri said.

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