Colorado public universities will not require students to take the SAT or ACT exams

Colorado public universities will not require students to take the SAT or ACT exams

Colorado public colleges and universities are no longer required to consider freshmen’s SAT or ACT (College Admission Tests) scores during the admissions process under a newly signed law, authorities reported.

Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Tuesday that retains the option for an applicant to submit test scores when applying to an institution, bringing Colorado in line with other state university systems in places like Oregon and California. The Denver Post reported.

“What we are finding in institutions of higher education is that it is better to have a methodological approach in admissions,” said Polis. “We need to make sure that admissions practices are fair.”

During the coronavirus pandemic, many school districts canceled standardized tests, giving universities an idea of ​​what the new law will look like in practice.

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