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Indiana University's Flagship Goes Test Optional

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Indiana University's flagship campus in Bloomington, IN has said "no thanks" to requiring SAT or ACT in admissions evaluations.  IU has now joined six other campuses in its state system in the test optional movement. 

According to IU Admissions, the university has observed that GPA performance in high school is the best predictor of college success, and that standardized test scores typically reflect the economic resources that students are able to invest in test prep.

Students applying to IU in 2020 will not be required to submit test scores with their applications.  

Marla Platt, M.B.A. is an independent college consultant based in Sudbury, MA through AchieveCoach College Consulting, providing personalized guidance to students and families throughout the college planning, search and admissions process. Marla is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and NACAC and can be reached via

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