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The pros and cons of using test scores in college admissions

The pros and cons of using test scores in college admissions

Jacqueline Lamothe, Contributing Writer

August 23, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has made many traditional college operations come to a screeching halt, resulting in many institutions allowing prospective students to apply to schools with or without standardized test scores, but the question still remains: should schools still consider test scores during the pandemic or waive them altogether? One must consider the pros and cons of the entire situation and why this choice should be entirely up to the student.

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