Apr 4, 2011

Moravian College Goes Test-Optional

Moravian College announced today that applicants for the 2012 freshman class will not be required to submit ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admission.

The nation’s sixth oldest college joins a growing number of colleges and universities electing to make standardized tests optional for all applicants.

“We considered a number of different options,” said Brion J. Morro, associate director of admissions, in a meeting with college counselors touring with the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC). “In the end, we decided to keep it simple and just remove the requirement altogether.”

Although scores will not be required for admission to any of Moravian’s undergraduate programs, including nursing, students wishing to compete for the Comenius or Comenius Medallion Scholarships will need to provide results from either the ACT or the SAT. The Founders and Trustee Scholarships, however, will not require score submission.

Applicants to Moravian will be asked to submit a writing sample which can be in the form of an essay response to an application question or a graded paper. For applicants not submitting scores, a personal interview will be required (changed 4-13-11 based on a press release from Moravian College).

More information on the admissions process for next year will be provided in the coming weeks. In the meantime, a list of well over 830 test-optional colleges and universities may be found on the Fair Test website.

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