Maryland university system drops SAT/ACT admissions requirement

The University of Maryland at College Park has 26 indicators in its admissions process — with the SAT or ACT being only one of them.

The University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents voted to drop SATs and ACTs as an admission requirement at its 12 universities. But that doesn’t mean that prospective students are necessarily off the hook when it comes to the standardized tests for college admissions.

Instead, the schools that make up the university system can decide on their own policies. They could drop the requirement, create a test-optional policy or decide to require that students take the SATs or ACTs for admission.

The USM Board of Regents voted on the issue after discussing the pros and cons of using the standardized tests as a requirement in the admissions process.

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