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Forget transcripts and test scores — this college lets students apply with just a video

Goucher College applicants can now make a 2-minute video explaining why they want to attend.
Goucher College applicants can now make a 2-minute video explaining why they want to attend.
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Do you want to get into college? Do you have the time and equipment to make a two-minute video? Then that's all you'll need.

Goucher College, a liberal arts college outside Baltimore, stopped requiring students to submit SAT or ACT scores in 2007. Now they're no longer requiring a traditional college application with a transcript, letters of recommendation, and essays, either. Students can still apply that way if they want. Or they can make a two-minute video explaining why they want to attend the college and why they'd thrive there, and submit it with two "works of scholarship."

Here's what admissions officers are looking for:

goucher video

The college says it hopes this will encourage applicants who are put off by the regular application process. The college admitted about 72 percent of its applicants last year.

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