CONWAY, Ark. (September 9, 2019) – Hendrix College will offer test optional admission for students applying for admission to the Fall 2020 incoming
With test optional admission, students have the option to request
their test scores not be considered if they feel the scores do not represent
their ability. Students may indicate their preference to be considered as test
optional on both Hendrix’s application and the Common Application.
According to The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, test optional admission promotes equity and excellence and
recognizes that test scores do not equal merit. More colleges have moved
to test optional admission in recent years, and those institutions
have largely been pleased with more diverse applicant pools and enrolled
classes with no loss of academic quality.
Hendrix has long considered
applications holistically and never used test scores as a make-or-break factor
in admission decisions.
“This is an important way for us to be even more accessible and
inclusive,” said Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui. “We hope test optional
admission will attract more students who can certainly succeed
and thrive at Hendrix but might be a little apprehensive about applying to
Hendrix because of our strong academic profile and reputation.”
Last week, the College announced a historic four-year graduation rate (70 percent, the highest in Arkansas and among the top four-year
graduation rates in the country) and introduced Tuition Advantage to reassure students and families that a Hendrix
education is accessible and affordable.
Advantage, test optional admission, and our record four-year graduation rate demonstrate
how this community is absolutely committed to student access
and success,” said Tsutsui. “With our focus on inspiring students to develop
their fullest potential, Hendrix is quite simply one of the best higher
education investments that students and families can make.”
For more information on test optional admission at Hendrix, visit www.hendrix.edu/testoptional.
Learn more about Tuition
Advantage at www.hendrix.edu/tuitionadvantage. Hendrix College offers other scholarships that could reduce
overall cost even more. Learn more at www.hendrix.edu/financialaid.
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College
consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions,
and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change
the Way You Think About Colleges. Its
academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a
fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876,
Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To
learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.