SAT, ACT test scores to be optional for Goshen College applicants during upcoming year

Goshen College has announced that submitting SAT or ACT test results will be optional for students who apply for admission during the next year, due in part to the challenges many students have faced in taking the tests during the spring, summer and fall of 2020.

Goshen joins a growing number of institutions that are going test-optional for the upcoming school year. The college will re-evaluate this policy for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

“This decision strives to make our admissions requirements more accessible and equitable for students applying to enroll at GC for fall 2021,” said Dominique Burgunder-Johnson, vice president of marketing and enrollment. “Giving applicants the option of whether or not to have their SAT or ACT scores considered in their admission decision will still give students who have scores the opportunity to submit them, but will not create additional barriers to applying for students who do not have test scores readily available. Making the submission of test scores optional also allows for students who may have test scores, but do not feel that their results accurately represent their academic abilities, to not have those scores considered in their final admissions decision.”

Applicants will still be required to complete Goshen College’s online application form and provide official high school transcripts in order to be considered for admission.

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