Smith College Adopts SAT-Optional Admission Policy

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Beginning with the class entering in the fall of 2009, Smith College will make the submission of SAT scores an optional part of the admission process.

Evidence of correlations between race, household income and test performance, along with the recognition that SATs may not be the best predictor of academic potential, prompt the decision

“At Smith, we take a holistic and individual approach to each application,” said Audrey Y. Smith, dean of enrollment, “looking at every applicant in the context of the opportunities she’s had available to her and what she has made of them. We are looking for women of talent, intelligence and promise and we’re confident in our ability to find them.” Read more about it by clicking here.

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