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Media Coverage

Is It Fair to Award Scholarships Based on the SAT?

Andrew Palumbo, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, was interviewed for a Wall Street Journal article about universities across the country questioning the fairness—and the impact on diversity—of basing scholarships and financial aid on students’ SAT and ACT scores. WPI was one of the first to eliminate test scores from its financial aid calculations.

Revolutionary thinking? Colleges let students opt out of admissions exams.

The Christian Science Monitor ran a lengthy story about test-optional practices at universities nationwide, and included comments from Andrew Palumbo, dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, and WPI sophomore Hezekiah Owuor. The story explores how universities are increasingly reinforcing the importance of students’ talents and character.