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Spelman Suspends Standardized Testing Requirement for Students Applying for the Class of 2025

Spelman College just announced that it will suspend the standardized testing requirement for students applying for the class of 2025.

According to the college’s website, this policy will apply to all new first-time application cycles, including early decision, early notification, and regular decision. 

“Students who choose to apply to Spelman without test scores will not be disadvantaged in the review process. Students are not required to disclose why they have chosen to apply without test scores. Instead, we encourage students to highlight other impressive elements of their high school careers. This could include curricular rigor, volunteer work, social justice involvement, internships or employment opportunities,” Spelman stated.

“We understand that some students will still have access to standardized tests and would like for their scores to be considered. For these applicants, we will continue to accept SAT and ACT scores and review them as part of our holistic application review. We will continue to super score both the SAT and ACT to provide students who choose to submit test scores with the most favorable composite score.”

The college also stated that they understand that access to traditional extracurricular activities may be limited this year and students will not be held at a disadvantage because of this.