University of Michigan solidifies test optional policy as other schools revive mandate

The University of Michigan said Thursday it has formalized how it will handle test scores during the admissions process with a test optional policy after a similar policy begun during the pandemic led to a more diverse campus.

UM’s move comes as the Ann Arbor university has worked to diversify its campus after Michigan voters in 2006 banned the consideration of race in college admissions and government hiring.

Proponents of test-optional admission policies say it levels the playing field between students from wealthy and low-income families; at least one Ivy League school says the policies work against students from a lower socio-economic background.

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