Exploring Test-Optional Admissions

May 31, 2022
  • Testing
  • test optional
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In recent years, especially during the pandemic, the consideration and implementation of test-optional admissions policies continue to increase. As a result, the spring issue of C&U takes a closer look at the test-optional movement. 

In a feature article, Christina Pellegrino provides qualitative and quantitative analysis of the impact of test-optional policies on enrollment at national universities. In addition, for the first time in recent C&U history, the leaders of ACT and The College Board, in two interviews, share their perspectives on testing and the college admissions process. Other articles focused on this theme include Julia Trowbridge’s A Barrier-Free Path to Going Test-Optional and Exploring and Communicating Data for Test-Optional Decisions by Steven S. Graunke, Michele J. Hansen, Errol Wint, and Matthew Moody.

This issue also includes:

In addition, authors review The Agile University: How Institutions Successfully Navigate Demographic Changes, The Demographic Drought, and Netflix’s Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

For more information on submitting an article to a future issue of C&U, contact Managing Editor Heather Zimar


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