More colleges turn away from entrance exams

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As more and more colleges across the country adopt a “test optional” philosophy, a recent report lists about 800 U.S. schools — including several in West Virginia — that are de-emphasizing ACT and SAT scores when considering admission.

FairTest, the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, released a list of “test optional” and “test flexible” colleges earlier this month after Massachusetts-based Hampshire College became the country’s first “test blind” school in June — announcing a policy that will completely reject any ACT or SAT scores.

WVU-Tech, WVU-Parkersburg, Fairmont State University, Glenville State College, Bluefield State College and Salem International University have admissions policies that accept students regardless of test scores.

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