St. Mary’s Board of Trustees Approve New Test-Optional Admission Policy for Fall 2021

"St. Mary’s City, MD- St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Board of Trustees approved a new test-optional admissions policy on Saturday, February 1, 2020. This means first-year applicants seeking admission to the College beginning in the fall of 2021 may choose whether or not to provide standardized testing (SAT or ACT scores) as part of the admission application process.

‘This policy change will allow students who are academically ready for a robust college educational experience but who generally do not do well on standardized tests, the opportunity to study at Maryland’s public honors college,’ said Tuajuanda C. Jordan, president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. ‘Our mission includes a focus on greater diversity among students whether it be socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, or other differences, as well as diversity among faculty and staff. Increasing diversity enhances the institution’s intellectual capacity, enhances students’ experiences and creates a vibrant learning environment.’" …

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