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    More universities going “test-optional”

    George Washington University no longer requires students to submit Scholastic Admissions Test or American College Test scores as part of its admissions process starting this semester. Instead, students applying for admissions can choose to submit test scores or opt out in having their scores considered if they feel the scores do not accurately reflect their ability to do college work. Therefore, admissions decisions are based on the student’s high school grades and essays. The move, which was announced by university officials over the summer after a task force studied the issue, comes at a time when many other colleges and universities are leaning toward “test-optional” as well. Hampshire College’s President Jonathan Lash, wrote for the…