Tag: ACT

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MCSG bill covers grad school fees

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) recently passed a bill that will help fund graduate school admission tests for students. The Graduate School Admission Test (GSAT) Grant Program, which will pilot in the spring semester, will allow juniors and seniors to apply for grants to help defray the costs of graduate school exams such as the…

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Test optional proposal moves forward

On Tuesday night, Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) passed Resolution R0002 by a unanimous 20-0 vote asking Macalester to adopt a ‘test-optional’ admissions policy starting next year. The two-and-a-half page proposal, written by MCSG President Merrit Stüven ’16, Academic Affairs Chair Remy Eisendrath ’16 and former Academic Affairs Chair Ari Hymoff ’17, makes the case…

Opinion

Be wary of unintended consequences: against test-optional

MCSG President Merrit Stüven, together with Ari Hymoff and Remy Eisendrath, published “Going test-optional: we are lagging behind” last semester in The Mac Weekly. As I care a great deal about the issues our president highlights in her article (chief among them diversity), I cannot help but be distressed by her proposition to eliminate the…

Opinion

Going test-optional: we are lagging behind

As of October 2016, just over 50% of US News’ top 100 liberal arts colleges do not require standardized test scores. Our peer institutions such as Middlebury, Bowdoin, Colorado College, Bates, Trinity, Whitman and Gustavus Adolphus are among these schools. Macalester is not. [Editor’s note: Colorado College is test-flexible, not test-optional] In January 2015, Macalester’s…

Class of 2020 admitted
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Class of 2020 admitted

As April rolls around, it’s time once again for high school seniors around the world to commit to a college, and Macalester’s Office of Admissions is waiting to finalize the college’s Class of 2020. Past classes, especially the Class of 2019, have been larger than expected. This year, the admissions team shot for a lower…