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Randolph College continuing to offer test-optional admission

Standardized test scores are now an optional part of the application process for students who apply to Randolph College.

In January, the College decided to change its standardized test requirement to test-optional for all students.

Travis Carter, dean of admission, said the decision was based on research showing that college performance more closely resembles a student’s GPA than the results of standardized tests.

“This is just another way Randolph is removing barriers for our students,” he said. “Research also indicates that test scores do contain a bias. Removing this hurdle increases opportunities for many of our students, in particular students of color.”

While the change was made prior to COVID-19, Carter noted that it will also be helpful for students who have experienced challenges during the pandemic.

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