Students are often declined from universities based on their SAT score. College administrators should realize that the SAT is not a reliable source to determine a student’s preparedness for college. Some students may excel in school with high grades, but are not able to score high on the SAT because of the stress or other factors that inhibit their testing skills and ability to think clearly. Students are often declined from universities based on their SAT score. The SAT only test on certain subjects, so it does not an overall representation of the students’ knowledge. If colleges look at the SAT on applications, grade point average and extra-curricular activities should also be a factor in their decision.
More high schooler’s would attend college if administration boards made the SAT optional. Student’s would not be held back because of one score, but could impact society in a beneficial way with a college education. Public universities would also receive more money by making the SAT optional because the enrollment would increase. Administration boards would not only help more students get a higher education, but also help their university.