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Experts: College Applications Increase When ACT/SAT Requirement Stops

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Outside the University of Colorado Boulder’s Norlin Library, a normally busy area of campus, was quiet Tuesday, Sept 22, 2020. The campus shifted to a two-week all-online class schedule driven by climbing coronavirus infection rates.

Applications rose at the University of Colorado Boulder after it lifted a requirement that applicants submit standardized test scores. Under a new state law other public colleges and universities can also drop the requirement for ACT and SAT testing. CU Boulder Admissions Director Clark Brigger and researcher Chris Bennett talk about early data that shows an increase in applicant diversity.