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Baylor University Changes SAT Policy Under Pressure from Peers


Sometimes peer pressure is a good thing.

I read an article the other day in Inside Higher Ed that Baylor University had implemented a policy to pay admitted students to retake the SAT scores, in a bid to build an appearance of greater selectivity and (so Baylor officials said) to give away more scholarship money.

On Thursday, Baylor made an about-face, primarily because they faced blistering criticism from the press and admissions professionals around the country.

Sometimes institutions make mistakes, are called out, and then correct their behavior.  Baylor made the right decision to renounce its misguided policy.

Mark Montgomery

College Counselor


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