Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, announced Monday via Twitter that standardized test scores are no longer a requirement for admission to the school’s undergraduate program.
A Indiana state university announced Monday that the standardized test scores are no longer a requirement for admission to the school’s undergraduate program.
Ball State University in Muncie said it would be the first public university to become test-optional, by not requiring the SAT and ACT scores.
“We have a major change in the policy that gives us the flexibility to attract more students who will have the chance to succeed at our University,” the post said.
We have a major change in the policy that gives us the flexibility to attract more students who are likely to be successful at our University. We will be SAT or ACT scores optional for students seeking undergraduate admission: https://t.co/P5xgxiP0jd
— Ball State (@BallState) July 30, 2018
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In a press release of the university president Geoffrey Mearns said their research shows that high school grade point averages are the strongest predictor for success.
“This change will create opportunities for even more high-performing students to take advantage of our special academic programs, our unique immersive learning experiences, and our supportive campus community,” he said.
The release goes on to say that if the applicants decide not to submit test scores BSU will consider “academic work, difficulties, extracurricular participation, and each applicant’s statements or recommendations.”
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