Colleges and Universities That Do Not Require SAT or ACT Scores

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Colleges and Universities That Do Not Require SAT or ACT Scores 

Are you a great student but have weak skills in taking standardized tests?  Hundreds of colleges and universities are looking for students like you.

FairTest | The National Center for Fair and Open Testing  provides a list of over 800 colleges and universities that place a lower value on the SAT or the ACT:

“This list includes institutions that are “test optional,” “test flexible” or otherwise de-emphasize the use of standardized tests by making admissions decisions about substantial numbers of applicants who recently graduated from U.S. high schools without using the SAT or ACT.As the notes indicate, some schools exempt students who meet grade-point average or class rank criteria while others require SAT or ACT scores but use them only for placement purposes or to conduct research studies. Please check with the school’s admissions office to learn more about specific admissions requirements, particularly for international or non-traditional students.”

Source: FairTest | The National Center for Fair and Open Testing

FairTest also lists of “195 “Top Tier” Schools which Deemphasize the ACT/SAT in Admissions Decisions per U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Guide.”

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