Last week Vanderbilt announced that it would be "superscoring" the ACT effective immediately. Three days ago, Cornell quietly updated its standardized testing policy by eliminating the requirement of Subject Tests for its largest undergraduate school, the College of Arts & Sciences. And after months of Georgetown whispering that it would accept AP scores in lieu of Subject Tests, it has finally made it official on its website.
What took these colleges so long to make these changes official? Most high school seniors have gone through hell and back to meet these ridiculously high expectations only to find out weeks before "early" deadlines that they did not have to go through another round of testing. Some might say that these colleges are trying to be more accommodating. I wish it was that simple.