Goucher College Accepting Video Submissions in Place of Transcripts, SAT

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Prospective students applying to Goucher College in Baltimore County, Maryland can now submit a video in place of SAT scores and transcripts. (Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Prospective students applying to Goucher College in Baltimore County, Maryland can now submit a video in place of SAT scores and transcripts. (Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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BALTIMORE, Md. — A Baltimore-area college is the first in the country to unveil an application option that allows students to submit videos as part of their admissions applications.

Goucher College in Towson announced Thursday that applicants for the 2015-2016 academic year can choose not to submit SAT scores or transcripts, and instead send a two-minute video about why they want to attend the institution.

Other colleges and universities allow students to submit videos as supplements to grades and test scores, but Goucher is the first to consider a video as the primary piece of a prospective student’s application.

Goucher is a private college with roughly 1,450 undergraduate students.

Goucher President Jose Bowen said the school introduced the new application option because students are “more than the numbers” on their academic records.

GOUCHER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ACCEPTING VIDEOS

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