Hollins Extends Test-Optional Policy Into 2022

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Hollins University has announced that it will not require domestic students applying for admission in Fall 2022 to submit ACT or SAT scores.

The decision, approved by Hollins faculty, extends a policy enacted last August, when the university joined more than 500 college and university members of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) in confirming that students will not be penalized for the absence of a standardized test score for admission in Fall 2021.

“Along with NACAC, Hollins strongly endorses a student-centered, holistic approach to admission that will not disadvantage any domestic student without a test score,” said Ashley Browning, Hollins’ vice president for enrollment management.

Browning noted that if a prospective first-year student chooses to submit ACT or SAT scores, Hollins will continue to consider them as part of the student’s total application.

The policy established last summer was intended to alleviate uncertainty for students and families as they weigh concerns about the safety of going to test centers or the feasibility of testing from home during a global pandemic.

For more information about applying to Hollins University as a test-optional candidate, visit: https://www.hollins.edu/admission/first-year-students/.