“With this change, Emory will take this year as an opportunity to re-examine its selection process, to study indicators of academic promise, and to assess how we can further advance equity, access and the diversity of our extraordinary student community,” John Latting, Emory’s dean of admissions, said in a statement. “We continue to be committed to the thoughtful, student-centered practices that have guided our work for many years.”
Some University System of Georgia institutions, such as Georgia Southern and Kennesaw State, waived the test requirements for students applying for the Fall 2020 semester. The system, though, has instructed its public colleges and universities to require the tests for students applying for the spring and fall 2021 admissions. Some admissions experts worry keeping the requirement could put Georgia at a disadvantage. The University System has said it is monitoring the situation.