Jun 26, 2014 02:53 PM EDT
Hofstra University To Offer Admission Without SAT, ACT Tests
Hofstra University in Long Island announced that it will no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their application, Inside Higher Ed reported.
The change, which will be effective for the class entering in Fall 2015, will provide students with the ability to decide for themselves how to best present their academic strengths and abilities to the admission committee, and allows each individual student to decide whether - or not - the standardized test results accurately reflect his or her academic ability and potential, school officials announced.
"[W]e have concluded that standardized tests are not the most important predictors of academic success at Hofstra," school officials said in a statement. "Rather, our studies show that the best predictor of success in college is a student's high school academic record and the performance of day-to-day work in the classroom. For these reasons the high school transcript will continue to be the primary focus of our application review, with or without standardized test scores."
Under this standardized testing policy, high school students applying for admission to Hofstra University for entry in Fall 2015 are not required to submit standardized test scores except international and home-schooled applicants.
Applicants who elect to submit their standardized test scores will be considered as part of a comprehensive review together with the high school transcript, other application materials and indicators of ability and promise. For those who choose not to submit SAT or ACT scores, their entire record will be part of a comprehensive and holistic review."We encourage students from the widest possible diversity of interests, strengths, talents and experiences to apply to Hofstra and engage with us early in the admission cycle through campus tours, interviews, on-campus experiences and information sessions," school officials announced.