With so much emphasis placed on standardized testing lately with the “No Child Left Behind” policy, it is rather refreshing to see a swing back towards a more well-rounded student. Rollins College, celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, is doing just that by allowing admissions based on a student’s portfolio, which highlights their strengths, rather than just single test.
Colleges who have taken the same route have reported higher admission applications and feel they are getting a broader base of students bringing a variety of talents to school.
Of course, students who are athletic-based or merit-based scholars still must qualify using the traditional SAT/ACT/GPA manner, but other students may gain access to a college education by presenting themselves in the best light.
So, to my fellow writers out there, who are like me and find math to be a terrible nemesis, rejoice in the positive direction that Rollins is headed!