SNHU Becomes Test Optional for Fall 2011

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
SNHU Communications Office


Contact: Gregg Mazzola                                                                               
Director of Communications
Southern New Hampshire University

SNHU Announces ACT and SAT Tests
Optional for Fall 2011

Manchester, N.H. (May 11, 2010) – Southern New Hampshire University will make the submission of the ACT and SAT test scores optional as part of its admissions process beginning with the fall 2011 entry year.

“We have built an admissions process around knowing students personally and holistically.  Standardized tests offer one vantage point and we’re happy to add the results into the mix, but we know so much more about a student by the time we accept or deny, including their academic abilities, that not having the test scores means very little,” said SNHU President Paul LeBlanc.

Studies have shown that performance on standardized test is not the best indicator of how a student will succeed in college. SNHU continues to place the strongest emphasis on a student’s academic preparation in high school as the best predictor of success at the college level.

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