Temple University announced a new program that will give students the option to submit a college application without a standardized test score. It’s reportedly the first public research university in the Northeast to do so.
Instead of submitting SAT or ACT test scores, students have the option to offer answers to specially designed, self-reflective questions. Trained readers will then evaluate the answers. The university said all applicants, no matter what they choose to submit, would be eligible for need-based financial aid and merit scholarships.
Other test-optional schools in the region include Bryn Mawr College, Saint Joseph’s University, Ursinus College and Peirce College, among others. Read more at PBJ.com.