Pomona College no longer requires standardized test scores for first-year or transfer applicants. The faculty voted in favor of the permanent policy in early November.
In 2021, the college adopted the policy temporarily in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pomona has made that policy permanent in step with many similar institutions. The admissions committee will revisit the impacts of the decision in the 2028-2029 school year.
Pitzer College was the first on the West Coast to drop admissions test requirements in 2003. In 2021, Pitzer announced a three-year test-blind pilot program in which test scores would not be considered. The University of California stopped requiring standardized tests indefinitely and stopped considering scores for scholarships in 2021.