Montclair State University (MSU) announced Tuesday that it will join the ranks of more than 800 of the nation’s leading colleges and universities and make the SAT/ACT test an optional requirement for all applicants seeking undergraduate admission. This announcement makes MSU the first public university in New Jersey do so.
Effective in the fall of 2015, the university will revise its freshman admissions protocol, thus placing a crucial emphasis on an applicant’s high school GPA combined with close attention to the specific courses taken. Submission of SAT and ACT scores will no longer be required, although the university will consider these scores if a student chooses to submit them.
“As we choose each incoming class, our goal is to assure, to the greatest extent possible, that the students selected for admission are capable of succeeding in the university’s rigorous academic programs,” said Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole.
By: Natalie Heard Hackett (The Alternative Press)