Starting August 1, applicants to GW (both first-year and transfer) will no longer have to submit test scores. This is big news coming from such a popular university. See: http://undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/test-optional-policy
Note, however, that there are a few exceptions:
-Applicants to the Accelerated seven-year BA/MD program.
- Students who are homeschooled.
-Applicants applying from secondary schools that provide only narrative evaluations rather than some form of grading scale.
- Recruited NCAA Division I athletes.
Note also that "test-optional" isn't always the Get-Out-of-Jail-Free card that some students and parents think that it is. At very selective schools like GW, applicants who are decent but who don't stand out in the crowd and who take the test-optional route may
lose out to "competitor" candidates who appear similar but have submitted strong test results.
Even so, for solid students with lousy tests, this news can make GW a contender now.