The number of test optional colleges has been increasing over the years, and with that increase comes some amount of confusion. There are nuances to the test-optional focus, as some colleges are test optional for certain programs and not others, some are test optional for in-state students only, and some will consider a test optional student who has a GPA above a certain level. Still others will not consider test scores for admission, but will want the scores for students that are accepted. The message here is that students must do their research when adding test-optional colleges to their list. Students should begin by reviewing the websites of each college, and then contact the admissions office to clarify any questions regarding your particular situation. Be thoughtful in your contact with the admissions office, as you will hopefully be building a relationship with them as you demonstrate your interest in their college. Here is an article that lists some great colleges that are test optional for you to explore. In addition, the article reviews important questions for you to ask admissions representatives when you reach out to them.
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