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Taylor University Admissions Moving to Test-Preferred, But Flexible Enrollment Model

  • By: Jim Garringer
  • Published: Jun 22, 2020 11:15AM

Taylor University Admissions will move to a test-preferred, but flexible model for incoming students starting in January 2021.

The move is the latest in a growing trend of colleges and universities across the nation who have announced either discontinuance or modification of the role standardized tests play in their admissions decision.

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Students who cannot or choose not to submit test scores may be asked to share more information, including:

  • Recommendations from high school English and/or Mathematics teachers
  • Complete an academic questionnaire (high school GPA at or below 2.9)
  • English course placement based on completed AP courses or writing sample
  • Complete Taylor University proficiency exams in Reading and/or Mathematics

“This change in policy formally enables a student to submit material that best reflects their ability to succeed in college while still continuing to support test-taking as an option,” added Baker. “We are eager to continue shaping the next generation of servant leaders from a variety of academic experiences.”