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Moravian College

Standardized tests made optional

Moravian College announced Dec. 6 that the submission of SAT and ACT standardized test scores will now be optional for students applying for undergraduate admission. Exceptions to the new policy include nursing and international students, who will still be required to submit test scores as part of their application for admission. The new policy will begin immediately and apply to students seeking admission to the Class of 2024.

“We believe the move to make standardized test scores an optional requirement for admission is consistent with how we evaluate incoming students,” commented Scott Dams, dean of enrollment at Moravian College. “Our admissions counselors have always taken a holistic view of each students’ record and we’re confident we can accurately identify the students that will do well at Moravian without relying on standardized test scores, which are not always the best indicator of future academic success.

Moravian College joins more than 1,000 accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States that are now test-optional, according to the National Center for Fair and Open Testing.

“Providing access to education is a principle that has long been part of Moravian College’s history, and we are proud to continue that tradition,” said Bryon Grigsby, president of Moravian College. “Reducing a student’s chance for admission, if even partially connected to their ability to afford test prep courses, does not align with our ongoing commitment to access.”

Moravian College’s main campus is located at 1200 Main St. and the south campus is at Main and Church Sts. For information, call 610-861-1300 or visit www.moravian.edu.