<p>dateline Springfield, Ohio, Sept. 12: "Wittenberg Joins Leading Liberal Arts Institutions in Taking Standardized Test-Optional Approach for Admission"</p>
"By giving them the option, prospective students can now choose what materials best demonstrate their strengths and indicate their readiness for Wittenberg's dynamic educational environment," he said.</p>
<p>At the same time, the decision also facilitates a number of enrollment objectives outlined in Distinctively Wittenberg: A Vision for Excellence, the university's strategic plan. In addition to attracting students with a passion for learning, the plan calls for students who reflect the diversity of the world.</p>
<p>"The time has come for us to move beyond the convention and convenience of requiring standardized tests scores," said Wittenberg President Mark H. Erickson.</p>
<p>"As we continue to extend our admission outreach nationally and internationally to broader and more diverse audiences, it has also become clear that this requirement is inconsistent with Wittenberg's mission," Erickson added. "A true liberal arts education requires engagement from a wide range of viewpoints and experiences. Our new test-optional alternative will assist us in attracting students with unique and varied talents from diverse backgrounds, including those with non-traditional records of outstanding achievement."