Do you have to take the SAT or the ACT before you can get into college?
No, you don’t. A growing number of colleges and universities are “SAT and ACT optional,” meaning that they will consider applicants who have not taken either test.
For an up-to-date list of hundreds of test-optional schools, visit FairTest.org. Some of the names on the list will probably surprise you – schools like Bennington College, Bryn Mawr College and Saint Lawrence University, to name only a few.
And of course, there is another way to start your college career without taking standardized tests. It is to take online college courses at StraighterLine, then transfer your credits to a Partner College.
If you dislike standardized tests, this is good news for you. They are no longer a hurdle for thousands of students who don’t perform well on standardized tests.
We’ll bust another myth next week. Stay tuned!
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