UMES pilot program would not use SAT, ACT scores in admissions

In a year-long pilot program, the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore will not use standardized test scores as part of its admissions process. The university joins a growing number of institutions that are uncoupling admissions decisions from students’ scores on the SAT and ACT examinations. The pilot program, which received preliminary approval from a University System of Maryland Board of Regents committee, comes as the university struggles to enroll students and as some of its competitors — other historically black colleges and universities — have stopped using the standardized tests as a deciding factor in admissions. (Daily Record)

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