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DePaul students weigh in on leaving test scores off applications

DePaul student Noah Andre18 reacts school dropping ACT SAT scores as requirements for admission. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

DePaul student Noah Andre,18, reacts to the school dropping ACT and SAT scores as requirements for admission. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

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Updated: November 5, 2011 1:13PM

The Sun-Times asked DePaul students “Do you think it’s fair for incoming students to not have to submit ACT or SAT scores?”

“I think it’s an interesting option. I didn’t have the best GPA, and I think the ACT represents better than GPA. It’s good to have multiple ways to evaluate. My [ACT] test was my saving grace.”

— Noah Andre, 18, freshman, secondary English education, Deerfield

“It sounds like they just want to make more money, get enrollment that’s out the door. It shows where their heads are structure-wise. I just think it’s a facade — it’s about the money, and I think it will lower the quality of DePaul.”

— Ford Folliard, 34, grad student, digital cinema, West Town

“Some people lack test skills, and it gives an opportunity to meet the person before judging them off a score like other schools where scores aren’t good enough to meet the standards.”

— Deidre Thompson, 18, freshman, pre-law, education, South Side

“I’d prefer not to take the SAT. You have to take in so much information, and some people tend to forget it during the test. The score doesn’t always portray true knowledge.”

— Anber Torres, 20, sophomore, accounting, from Belize

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