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Standardized Test Scores Now Optional for Applicants to Moravian College

Bethlehem, Pa., April 13, 2011--Moravian College has joined a growing list of colleges and universities who have opted to make standardized tests optional for all applicants. Beginning with the class entering in the fall of 2012, students will be given an opportunity to apply for admission without submitting test scores (ACT or SAT) under a pilot program expected to last at least three years.

"Our decision to offer a test-optional policy is consistent with a growing national trend towards test-optional policies and reinforces our belief that high school preparedness is the most important factor in determining academic success," noted Bernard Story, vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions. "Our research has found that while it is true that standardized test scores can help predict academic success, a student?s performance in the classroom is the most important factor.?

For students who do not submit test scores, a personal interview is required. Additionally, students wishing to be considered for the Comenius or Trustee merit scholarships must submit test scores. Those applicants who do not submit standardized test scores will be considered for all other merit scholarships offered by the College.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College?s Web site at www.moravian.edu.