George Washington University drops SAT/ACT requirement for admissions

Now you can choose whether or not to include your SAT scores when applying. This is called an “innovation in the admissions process.” I don’t like texting but let me text this: WTF?

I am a bit uneasy assigning greater weight to high school grades given a known grade inflation problem. It appears that schools are mirroring the approach of submissive parents: Oh, that is difficult for you? You don’t want to do it? Okay, you don’t have to do it. I’ll make it easier for you.

Perhaps GWU knows something I don’t. Perhaps the removal of SAT/ACT requirements will translate into a larger pool of motivated students who graduate as highly productive workers. Or maybe GWU is acquiescing to self-destructive “make it easier” pressure thereby jeopardizing the long-term success of this country. Time will tell.

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