Roanoke College to expand test-optional admissions

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SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) - Roanoke College is expanding a policy that allows students to apply for admission without submitting standardized test scores.

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For over 10 years, Roanoke College has offered the test-optional admissions policy to high school students who have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Now the school is expanding the policy for all applicants.

Brenda Poggendorf is Vice President for Enrollment.

"We don't want students who are otherwise a good fit for the college to hesitate to apply because they do not like their test scores," Poggendorf told WDBJ7. "And so we want to encourage them to go ahead and look if they feel Roanoke would be a good fit otherwise. Talk to us, apply and look more deeply."

A national organization that tracks test-optional admissions says more than 1,000 accredited colleges and universities have adopted some form of the policy.

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