Several universities across the country got rid of ACT and SAT admission requirements during COVID-19, and some are keeping it that way, for now − including local colleges like Miami University, Xavier University and University of Cincinnati.
Since making applications test optional, Miami University claims it has had the “most academically accomplished” classes in the school’s history.
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Applications to Miami have increased by nearly 25% since the fall 2020 cycle. Since getting rid of the test score requirement, about half of Miami’s applicants have opted to submit ACT or SAT scores in their submissions anyway, said Bethany Perkins, director of admission at Miami.
“A test score has never been the only factor Miami’s admission committee considers in application evaluation, and it certainly isn’t the most important factor,” Perkins said. “There are much better predictors of college success