Amid the coronavirus outbreak Tufts introduces SAT & ACT test-optional admission policy
In the light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the world is undergoing changes and the recent one to be affected by this is the education for the foreign students as the prominent institute like the Tufts has cancelled the SAT and ACT tests.
Not just this, but the Tufts University is taking a three-year hiatus from the testing requirement. “At the end of the 3-year period, we will determine whether to reinstate a testing requirement for undergraduate applicants or to indefinitely extend the test-optional policy,” wrote Tufts dean of admissions JT Duck on the institutes’ website.
“We believe this policy provides students with maximum flexibility in determining whether to sit for SAT or ACT exams and whether to submit SAT or ACT scores at the time of application to Tufts,” he added.
Whether the student wants the exam score to be considered for his candidature or he opts not to, in both the cases the institute will evaluate the candidacy in a nuanced and contextual way; if he doesn’t submit the result, the evaluation would be done in a nuanced and contextual way without scores.
Throwing further light on the matter JT Duck said that the institute will still require scores of exams like TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, and Duolingo that assess the English proficiency of non-native English speakers.
He ended the blog post saying, “I hope our SAT and ACT test-optional policy provides a modicum of humanity, clarity, and control to those just embarking on their college search process at a moment in time when our world is facing unprecedented challenges.
We look forward to reading your application next year, whether or not you submit scores.”