‘So, are you really Test-Optional?’ Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Leigh Weisenburger weighs in.

Because Bates is in its fourth decade of a test-optional admission policy, we are getting more questions than ever from students, parents, guardians, counselors, and our colleagues in admission who are moving test-optional. Learn more about why Bates has been test-optional for 36 years, what the data shows, and how the pandemic has provided a needed push for institutions in moving the conversation forward.