Bridgewater College adopts test-optional admission policy
BRIDGEWATER, Va. (WHSV) — Bridgewater College will begin instituting a test-optional admission policy for three years.
Due to some students having difficulty scheduling tests from COVID-19, Bridgewater is allowing prospective students for the 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years to choose whether they would like to submit SAT or ACT scores.
“It’s a trend that’s been on the uprise and gaining popularity amongst colleges and universities for a long time now.” Jarret Smith, Director of Admissions, said. “The test is not necessarily the greatest indicator of success on a college campus.”
At the end of the three years, Bridgewater College will determine whether to reinstate a testing requirement for undergraduate applicants or to extend the test-optional policy, according to a news release from the college.
Other colleges who have adopted the decision include Roanoke College, Christopher Newport University, Old Dominion University and James Madison University.
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