More about Nimbleness

During the fall, I posted about being nimble as colleges change policies. That post was about Cornell and Georgetown, but since then, two of the schools mentioned in that post have changed their policies, as well.

Cal Tech removed its subject test requirement. “These sections will not be considered in the application review process.” https://www.admissions.caltech.edu/apply/first-yearfreshman-applicants/standardized-tests. And so did Harvey Mudd College. https://www.hmc.edu/admission/apply/first-year-students/application-materials/. MIT, however, still requires applicants to take either Math Level I or II, and one of the science subject tests – biology, chemistry or physics.

And then there’s Indiana University’s decision to go test optional for most students. There are still a few exceptions to that policy:  

Homeschooled students, students who have attended a school with non-traditional evaluation methods where traditional alpha or numerical grades are not assigned, and student athletes subject to NCAA eligibility standards will be required to submit a standardized test score.

So that’s what I mean by taking a deep breath and being nimble – and adapting to changes in college admissions.