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Public universities in Oregon will no longer require admission test results

Undergrad students applying to any public university in Oregon will have the option to turn in a score along with their admission application.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 6:40 AM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 10:41 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- All public universities in Oregon and Oregon Health & Science University announced Wednesday that they will not be requiring first-year applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores.

Undergrad students applying to any public university in Oregon will have the option to turn in a score along with their admission application starting fall term 2021.

Jon Boeckenstedt, vice provost for enrollment management at Oregon State University, said: “Standardized tests add very little to our ability to predict an individual student’s success at a university or college.”

Officials said the changes were made after research found that standardized admission tests inaccurately predict a student’s success once in college.

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