Plan B Entrance Examinations Revised To Assist Applicants, States Gummere
New Plan Enables Student to Take Fewer Examinations If School Approves
Two new changes in the administration of College Entrance Examination Board examinations designed to make easier the lot of the prospective Freshman have been made public by Richard M. Gummere, Chairman of the Committee on Admission.
In both cases the announced revisions concern Plan B, the so-called "New Plan," in which the applicant for admission takes four College Board examinations, one of them in English, as well as the Scholastic Aptitude Test in his final year at preparatory or high school.
If in his last year at school the candidate has been taking a course of Freshman calibre such as Fine Arts, Music or Economics, not covered by the College Board, he may count that course as passed if the University has received the recommendation of the headmaster or principal, thus requiring him to take only three boards in his final year, Gummere said.
Second exemption will benefit the student who is doing work tested by the C. E. E. B. before his last year. In this case the prospective Freshman is allowed to split his four examinations over his last two years. In both cases Gummere said that the University would not follow these steps if it did not have the recommendation of the candidate's school.