Colleges and universities are faced with the growing trend of becoming test optional or eliminating the use of test scores all together for admissions and awarding. Due to the pandemic and reduced access to testing, this trend has become even more critical for universities to maintain competitive enrollment strategies.
For financial aid offices that have historically used both high school GPAs and ACT or SAT scores to award institutional scholarships, the switch to test optional could be considered a risk.
SightLine has helped numerous universities to overcome this hurdle of removing test scores from scholarship awarding decisions. Here is a case study on a successful four-year, public university.