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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A cellphone with the college board website pulled up and a mockup of an SAT score with the phrase “Who Cares?” in the space that the score would have been.

Students question impact of NU’s test-optional policies, propose elimination of any score reporting

May 23, 2023

Northwestern extended its test-optional policy through the 2023-24 admission cycle, meaning applicants will not have to submit standardized test scores for the fourth year in a row. But, some NU students...

An illustration, all in purple, depicts two hands, one filling out a testing bubble sheet with a pencil.

State university admissions go test-optional to increase enrollment and diversity

January 20, 2022

Illinois public universities will use test-optional admissions as of Jan. 1, a change enacted by the Higher Education Fair Admissions Act.  Illinois follows several states and university systems in...

 Segal Visitors Center, 1841 Sheridan Rd. Northwestern recently made submitting standardized tests optional for next year’s applicants, as many in higher education debate whether those decisions should be permanent.

Should Northwestern eliminate the SAT and ACT requirement?

June 23, 2020

University officials recently announced they would suspend the SAT and ACT requirement for the class of 2025. This decision comes after several other universities, including Harvard University and Stanford...

College entrance exam cancellations are making it difficult for prospective students, especially those international, to meet application requirements.

Forthcoming test requirement decision could affect international student population, prospective students

May 7, 2020

In March, President Donald Trump announced the suspension of the Department of Education’s federal standardized test requirements in public schools. The announcement was rare but unsurprising due to...

Following standardized test cancellations, Class of 2021 faces uncertain college process

Following standardized test cancellations, Class of 2021 faces uncertain college process

April 26, 2020

On April 4, Evanston Township High School junior Ellie Gavelek was scheduled to take the ACT for the first time. Ten days later, on April 14, Gavelek and hundreds of other ETHS juniors were supposed to...

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