Hofstra set to make SAT/ACT optional starting in 2015

Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Image courtesy of Hofstra University.

Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Image courtesy of Hofstra University.

Hofstra University is joining the growing ranks of campuses across the country that are making the SAT and ACT optional, rather than requiring students to submit scores from those admissions tests when they apply.

The school’s admissions officials will continue to focus on students’ high school academic records, as they have in the past.

The university came to this decision after several years of discussions among admissions officers, faculty and other campus officials.

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director at FairTest: National Center for Fair and Open Testing, was a part of these talks. He called in to Hofstra’s Morning Wake Up Call to analyze what this decision means for future Hofstra students.

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