Green Mountain College does not require the submission of standardized test scores (SAT and ACT) as a part of the admissions process. Students may choose to submit standardized test scores or to submit an Academic Writing Paper. Equal consideration and weight is given to both standardized test scores and to the Academic Writing Paper; there is no advantage gained by selecting one option or the other.
Some students will still be required to submit standardized test scores to complete their application. The following students must submit either SAT or ACT scores with their application for admission:
- All home-schooled students
- All students receiving a GED in the place of a high school diploma
Why did Green Mountain adopt a test-optional policy?
Student success at Green Mountain is driven by involvement in the classroom, service to the community, and engagement with our distinguished faculty. Testing is only one measure of success, and often, not the best measure. Our own research and third-party research points to high school GPA as the best indicator of success, especially at colleges focused on active learning.
For applicants who feel that their standardized tests do not reflect their academic ability, we are providing a creative alternative to showcase their attitude towards environmental awareness, community service, leadership and other topics central to our mission as a college.
Will Green Mountain require anything instead of standardized tests?
Yes. If you choose not to submit standardized test scores, you must submit an Academic Writing Paper. This may be from a current class or a class you have already taken. If you have been out of school for a while please contact your Admissions Representative.
Questions about our admissions policies?
Please do not hesitate to contact us. E-mail the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1-800-776-6675.