Maryland College Offers Video Application for Admissions

Move is designed to help students who may find the college application process "confusing, complicated and costly."

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    A Baltimore County, Maryland, college is offering students admission without the use of test scores or transcripts.

    All applicants have to do is record and submit a two-minute video. Goucher College says the move is designed to help students who may find the college application process "confusing, complicated and costly."

    In their video, students must answer the question, "How do you see yourself at Goucher?"

    "Access to higher education should be about potential and not just previous achievement. With the Goucher Video App, we want to attract capable, passionate students who want a liberal arts education that leads to solid careers and sustains a lifetime of learning,” Goucher President José A. Bowen, Ph.D. said in a release.

    Videos will be evaluated on content, structure and clarity. Students must also submit a $55 application fee or waiver, a signed statement of academic integrity and works from their high school years.

    The school will still accept the more traditional applicaiton method.

    The Goucher Video App will be available for next year's incoming class.