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Anna Maria College announces that it will become a test-optional institution effective immediately.  Students applying for admission to the College for spring, summer or fall of 2012 and beyond will not be required to submit scores for standardized tests, including SAT and ACT scores.  An exception to this policy will be AMC’s Bachelor of Science in Paramedic Science degree.  Students applying for admission to this program will continue to be required to submit standardized test scores.  The decision to make this change came as a result of careful analysis of how standardized test scores have impacted student academic success at Anna Maria College.

 “After reviewing students’ academic preparation and how it effects their ability to succeed at AMC for the past several years, we found that merit and achievement in high school were becoming the major determining factors in academic success, as well as in the admissions decision making process,” comments Mary Lou Retelle, Executive Vice President of  Anna Maria College. “This being the case, it made sense for us to make standardized test scores optional and continue to stress academic achievement and rigor in high school as our key criteria for success at AMC.” 

Students interested in applying to Anna Maria College are encouraged to visit the campus and meet with an admissions counselor to learn more about the admissions process.