Protected: What’s going on with Test Optional admissions?

This article is going to be the first in a series that I'm referring to as "College Admissions Shenanigans." That alone should give you and idea about what I think is going on with "test optional" admissions policies. It's a controversial topic…

What you should know about Test Optional Policies

The typical press release from colleges who make the decision involves statements about how they recognize that students are more than a test score. That the college is committed to taking a look at the whole student. Those platitudes are noble, and in cases like the UChicago or Wake Forest or Bates,  they seem sincere. I'm not entirely convinced that the motives behind some of the recent announcements from Northern Illinois and Lourdes are quite as high-minded.