April 15, 2009
by Kerry M. King ('85)
The best question of the day came from an AP reporter who asked Donahue, Guttentag and Cash if their schools were going to stop requiring the SAT for admission, as Wake Forest has done. Donahue said that for right now Harvard considers the SAT as one piece of a much larger process. Guttentag said that the Duke admissions office is always thinking about various factors and how to improve its process. Cash said Spelman had examined the SAT requirement and decided that it did no harm, so they see no reason to change their policy; the school is very clear with prospective students that the SAT is a very small part of the admissions process, she said.