Could the test-optional admissions trend become a mandate?

Could the test-optional admissions trend become a mandate?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, with more and more institutions moving to test-optional admission policies after looking at their data and seeing that ACT and SAT test scores weren’t correlated with academic success, some groups are now suggesting that the existence of admission test mandates could be unconstitutional.

Civil rights groups in California are threatening to sue the University of California System for their test requirements as a meaningless and discriminatory economic hurdle hurting lower income students.

The takeaway? The threat of litigation could make for an even quicker migration to a test-optional world than the current trickle we’ve been seeing institutions leap to on their own.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.