The data over the last five years of ACT test scores shows that there are disparities when it comes to both race and socioeconomic status. UW-Green Bay does require test scores to help admissions place students.
“The way I often explain not just test scores but GPA, both of those are a reflection of the educational context that a school goes through. A student’s ACT scores will often reflect how strong their school is the kinds of resources their school provided to prepare them the experience,” said Vince Lowery, UW-Green Bay director of student success and engagement.
While GPA and test scores are not factors that exclude students, they do help determine if they’ll need staff and peer support, through the Gateway to Phoenix Success Program. “We can connect them with the resources they need and often cases didn’t previously have access to. those students can and have and will continue to thrive at UWGB,” said Lowery.