LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hanover College is now allowing students to apply for admission without submitting ACT or SAT scores.

The school's website says the move "will expand access and ensure a more-diverse and sizable applicant pool."

Jon Riester, Hanover College's vice presidents for enrollment management, said in a statement, "Like many colleges and universities in the nation, we have found that a student’s high school GPA and careful review of academic preparation are better determiners of future academic success. We remain committed to the high academic standards for which Hanover is known and believe this new policy will provide opportunities to more highly qualified future students.”

The college says it will continue to use "a holistic review of all application materials."

The institution joins more than 900 schools in the U.S. that are now assessing their own data when making admission decisions.

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