Thomas College will no longer require standardized test scores for admissions. The College will adopt an SAT/ACT test-optional policy for all undergraduate applicants beginning with students entering in Spring, 2015. Instead, Thomas College will continue to concentrate on a student's high school record and activities as the primary factors in offering admission.
Thomas College joins a growing movement among universities and colleges nationwide by no longer basing its admissions decisions on standardized test scores. “Our faculty recognize that admissions criteria need not rely on singular examinations,” commented Academic Dean Dr. Jim Libby. The College will continue to accept scores from applicants that choose to submit their test results, but the College feels that standardized test scores are not as accurate as an applicant's high school career in predicting success in college for most students.