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New SAT may not effect admissions requirements

Albany- The new edition of the Scholastic Aptitude Test includes more emphasis on grammar and advanced math plus an entirely new essay portion.

The scores will be out of a possible 2,400 points, rather than 1,600, but the essay section may not be factored into admission decisions for some Georgia schools.

"The board of regents may actually decide to let schools make their own decisions, or they may make a policy on it. As far as we know here at Darton right now, we are not going to consider the essay portion for an entrance requirement," says Terri Carroll of Darton College.

The Georgia board of regents is also considering whether to drop the SAT as an admission requirement for two-year schools altogether.

Posted at 4:42 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com