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5 months ago
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Will colleges ever go test-blind?

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5 months ago

Many of these people are saying that universities and colleges will likely go test blind, but I disagree. I think many will still stay test optional: standardized testing still does provide many merits for them, and helps for them to sort out students they need from students they dont.

However, there are schools who are starting to no longer consider SAT and ACT scores: for example, the University of California announced that they wouldn't a couple days ago.

I wouldn't count on many of the schools you are applying to going test blind if I were you. The best thing you can do is just practice and improve your SAT scores :)

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5 months ago

Tests exist for a reason - if colleges stopped looking at tests, tests would no longer really serve a purpose. I think that testing organizations are intertwined very well with schools, and so they're only going test optional this year because of pressure. Because of this, I think it's unlikely they'll ever go test-blind.

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5 months ago[edited]

Yes, in fact most already are because of COVID.

Several people have corrected me. It seems I did not know what the term test-blind meant.

Test-blind means the colleges are not accepting SAT scores. That way it is an even playing field for everyone.

If you apply test optional, however, your test scores will not be considered in your admissions process.

I think it is possible that more colleges will go test-blind a sort of an equity thing. But probably not every college, for a while because it is just another tool they can use to determine your qualifications. Less emphasis may be put on them however.

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