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University of Chicago eliminates SAT/ACT requirement

Discussion in 'The NF Café' started by Benedict Cumberzatch, Jun 14, 2018.

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    Also, in case you're not reading the full article, another important fact:

     
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    They seemed to have gotten the hint that social skills + networking experience is more important in comparison to test scores now. The former quality should net you the job that you want faster.

    However, when a university makes drastic changes like these, I wonder if the quality of education provided by professors will decrease?
     
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    I wonder how this will effect those who aren't coming straight from high school?
     
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    The article doesn’t really expand on those that are coming from other places other than high school. From the looks of it, students that apply, and are accepted should be able to get in without problems, especially since taking the SAT/ACT exams aren’t a necessity anymore.

    But then, if these same students took the SAT/ACT exams a while ago before application to University of Chicago, will the previous results of these exams not be considered?
     
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    Well I mean for those who are going to college for the first times years after graduating high school, how will they be competitive? They don't have a GPA or a history of extracurriculars, most of the time their ticket are their SAT/ACT scores. Though I guess they could write their application like a resume with work and life experience.
     
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    Considering this move away from testing is meant to provide a more holistic approach to admission, I would say taking time off and having tangible evidence of doing something worthwhile will only make that person a more competitive applicant.
     
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    Eh, I know standardized testing gets a lot of hate these days, but it does provide a good measure of how well a student can prepare for a specific task. To begin with, college admissions never looked only at your ACT/SAT score. Usually they just set some score as a (generous) cut off point and then just don't look at applications for anybody with a score below that.

    Also this portion of the article is probably true:

    I'd bet most people who apply there are still going to send in scores anyway.
     
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