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UE to make admission exams optional


The University of Evansville will become a “test optional” school. 

The university says in a news release that applicants to UE will have the choice to opt out of submitting standardized test scores from the SAT and ACT for admission consideration, starting in fall 2018. 

University President Tom Kazee says by allowing students the choice of submitting or not submitting the scores, possibilities will open up for "high achieving students whose accomplishments may not shine through on a standard test.”

Kazee says with the move, UE will join more than 900 U.S. institutions which have opted to take a more comprehensive approach in analyzing admissions information. 

Those who opt out of submitting test scores on their application will be required to submit an essay in addition to information about their academic achievements as high school students. 

The test optional change applies to all undergraduate programs except the Baccalaureate to MD program, engineering majors -- aside from computer science --  and all direct entry health programs including nursing, physical therapy, and the physician assistant program.

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