Rollins becomes first highly selective southern college to be SAT optional

<p>"Rollins College has announced that, for students applying for admission to the class entering in Fall 2008, submission of SAT or ACT scores will be optional.</p>

<p>“It is too easy to be distracted by low test scores that are not accurate predictors of a student's college academic potential,” said David Erdmann, Dean of Admission for Rollins’ College of Arts & Sciences. “We want to take a more holistic approach and believe that a candidate’s academic record, level of challenge in course work, talents, interests, and potential to contribute to the Rollins and local community should be as important, if not more important, than test scores."</p>

<p>Other colleges and universities waiving the required submission of SAT or ACT scores include Bates College (Maine), Bowdoin College (Maine), College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts), Dickinson College (Pennsylvania), Franklin & Marshall College (Pennsylvania), Hampshire College (Massachusetts) and Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts).</p>

<p>Rollins College is the first highly-selective southern college or university to make the submission of these test scores optional for admission consideration. FairTest, the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, provides more information about standardized testing nationwide (visit <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;.&lt;/p>

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