巨蟹座免测试

为什么我们要免试

At 全球十大赌钱软件App, we’re dedicated to two things: our students and our values. 这些优先事项指导着我们所做的一切, and they are at the heart of our decision to implement a 免费测试 policy in our admissions process.

申请2024年秋季入学的学生, 全球十大赌钱软件App will not consider standardized admissions test scores, 比如SAT或ACT, as part of admission or merit-based scholarship decisions.

这是为什么.

标准化考试不能很好地预测学生的成功

2020年3月, 作为我们应对冠状病毒大流行的一部分, 加尼修斯大学采取了非考试录取政策, where students could decide whether they wanted us to consider their standardized admissions test scores. 就像许多, the pandemic presented an opportunity for us to take a step back and reflect on what we were doing, 做这些事情的原因, 以及我们是否想继续以同样的方式做事.

We conducted extensive research evaluating the use of standardized tests in admissions by looking at student performance both in high school and at 全球十大赌钱软件App. 最初, that research was intended to ensure that the decision to go test-optional was not diminishing 全球十大赌钱软件App’ academic environment.

Not only was that not the case, but the data pointed to something even deeper. 

Our findings indicated that there is no correlation between a student’s standardized admissions test score and their ability to succeed in college or after graduation. 大学理事会进行的年度研究表明: High school GPA is far more predictive of a student’s success than their standardized test scores.

The results are clear: The only thing that standardized admissions tests really measure is how well students take those tests. 

标准化考试不符合我们的价值观 

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作为一所私立耶稣会学校, we are primarily called to act in accordance with our values, 比如正义, 公平和同情, 这是其他机构做不到的.

和这项研究一样重要, it does not provide a complete picture of standardized admissions tests.  We determined that standardized admissions tests are opposed to these values in several key ways:

  • 我们重视受教育的机会. Standardized tests can negatively impact students’ perceptions of what they can accomplish, discouraging them from applying to schools in the first place and putting up barriers between them and the best path to success.
  • 我们重视机会均等. Standardized tests disadvantage students from underserved and marginalized communities, 比如资金不足的农村学校, 以及有认知障碍的学生.
  • 我们重视经济公正. Standardized tests elevate students from higher socioeconomic 背景, 谁能请得起家教, courses and other resources that give them an edge over lower-income students.

Whatever limited insight that standardized admissions tests offer comes at the cost of greatly diminished access for those students most in need of the transformational power of education.

卡尼修斯总裁史蒂夫在他的办公室里
"This change supports our commitment to transform our society by inspiring a new generation of leaders who will not accept the status quo."
史蒂夫·K. 全球十大赌钱软件App大学校长Stoute说

学生不仅仅是分数

Once we determined that we should not accept the results of standardized admissions tests, we saw the opportunity to do something different – something that would better account for exactly those characteristics of a student that these tests ignore. Because the way that tests “level the playing field” means flattening students’ individual experiences, we’re choosing to make more room in our application for prospective students to more fully express who they really are. 我们希望看到学生独特的兴趣, 背景, 视角, 才能与成就, because that diversity makes 全球十大赌钱软件App the vibrant learning community it is.

它是如何工作的

Applicants will be asked to submit an additional application requirement from the following options:

  • 一篇额外的个人短文.
  • 额外的推荐信.
  • An interview with a 全球十大赌钱软件App alum, faculty member, or admissions counselor.
  • 一个投资组合, 媒体资料包, 甚至是YouTube的链接, Twitch or other platform channel to highlight skills that demonstrate unique and creative ways of influencing our world. 

And because we recognize that students’ ingenuity outpaces our imagination, we’ll be adding even more options to our application as time goes on.

Our primary mission as a Jesuit institution is to care for the whole person. This decision allows us to better see prospective students as exactly that: whole persons.

不合格的学生会成为优秀的领导者

卡尼修斯是培养领袖的地方. Here, we have a vision of leadership for the modern world. We imagine people at every level of society and in every field who are guided by principle, 谁有能力做出改变, and who take action to address the existential challenges of our time: climate breakdown, 种族歧视, 政治极化, 意识形态极端主义. 

这些都是独特的问题,没有标准化的答案. And it will take leaders who are anything but standard – 全球十大赌钱软件App students – to solve them.

For more information on how 免费测试 admissions will work, 包括有关大学学分考试的政策.g., 跳级, International Baccalaureate) and language-proficiency exams for international students, 访问我们的常见问题解答页面.