According to numerous sources within the school’s administration, the Monsters University’s undergraduate college will not be requiring students to submit ACT or SAT scores for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. This decision comes after schools across the country have dropped the testing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Michael Wazowski, the school’s dean of admissions, had a lot to say on the topic.
“Right now, we really want to open our school to any monster out there, regardless of their lackluster ACT scores,” Wazowski said. “I mean, I wouldn’t have gotten in if my dad didn’t donate the library; I got a 12!”
Wazowski also said that he envisioned the school revisiting the testing policy for future classes. For last year’s admitted students, the average ACT was a 25 and the average SAT was a 1250.
The school normally admits 20-30% of its applicants, the highest of any historically monster college or university. MU has ranked first on the list of HMCUs for each of the past ten surveys. Its most notable alumni include journalist James Sullivan and business mogul-turned-2016 Republican Presidential candidate Randall Boggs.
Sullivan is “supportive” of the decision, and believes that it will result in a stronger class of admitted students.
“It’s times like these that make me proud of my alma mater,” Sullivan wrote, in his weekly editorial. “Monsters University makes choices that reflect the times and that’s all we can ask of them.”
Boggs, however, had a different viewpoint.
“This whole COVID hoax is a real bummer for the hard-working applicants of MU,” Boggs said on Fox News. “This is another case of the liberal, socialist, anti-Monster radicals trying to push their snowflake causes.”
Boggs has been one of the school’s most loyal donors, but has withdrawn his annual donation of $2.5 million this year due to the school’s test-optional policy. Many administrators, including provost Johnny Worthington, have denounced Boggs’ criticism.
“He’s an idiot,” Worthington said. “I don’t know what else to say.”
Wazowski had no comment on Boggs’ advocacy, but he added that he’s open to creating an open dialogue with any concerned alumni, students and parents about the new policy.
“Since telling people they could call me, my phone’s been blowing up,” he said. “It’s just nice to hear people’s voices, even if they’re yelling at me. Ever since my wife died, it’s been a bit lonely.”