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Recently the Colorado Department of Education announced that Colorado juniors will begin taking the SAT next year and that the ACT test will be phased out. This change has prompted concern among students and their parents about whether the SAT is accepted for college admission or the student would be penalized by submitting SAT scores to a college or university. This purpose of this letter is to assure Colorado students and their parents that in fact the change will have no effect on Colorado public college admission requirements. For many years, every public institution of higher education in Colorado has accepted the SAT and the ACT from applicants. Throughout those years, most students submitted ACT scores with their applications, but there were still a significant number each year (mainly students from out of state) who submitted SAT scores. The colleges and universities are well equipped to accept either set of scores. In fact, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, in consultation with the public colleges and universities, developed an “Admissions Eligibility Index” that took into account high school GPA, class rank, and the score on either the ACT or the SAT. As we plan for future changes to the Admissions Policy, including those for 2019, all Colorado public colleges and universities will continue to accept both the SAT and the ACT.
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