New College of Florida to Become First Florida Public University to Accept the Classic Learning Test

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- by New College of Florida


Sarasota, Fla. – New College of Florida today announced it intends to begin accepting the Classic
Learning Test (CLT) as an alternative to the SAT and ACT for students applying for admission for the
Fall 2024 term pending the bill becoming law. New College is the first public college in Florida to accept
the CLT. It will also continue to accept the SAT and ACT for admissions consideration.

“As New College strives to become a world-class liberal arts educational institution, adding the CLT as
an accepted testing option for admissions will ensure we are reaching and welcoming students from all
walks of life,” said New College Interim President Richard Corcoran. “Not only is this a tremendous
opportunity for New College, but with the growing popularity of the CLT among Florida homeschoolers
and classically educated students, we believe this is an exciting step for educational choice and freedom
in our state as well.”

“We’re thrilled to add New College to our growing list of more than 200 partner colleges, especially as it
is the first Florida public university to recognize the unique value of CLT,” said Jeremy Tate, CEO of
CLT. “Rather than evaluate how much or how well students studied for a test, CLT considers students’
intellectual capacity and aptitude. I believe this partnership with New College will provide an exciting
new opportunity for CLT students who are looking to expand their minds at an institution that shares their
educational principles.”

CLT is designed for high school juniors and seniors preparing to apply for college. It offers assessments
that evaluate English, grammar, and mathematical skills, providing a comprehensive measure of
achievement and aptitude. CLT exams emphasize foundational critical thinking skills and are accessible
to students from a variety of educational backgrounds.

Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida was named the No. 5 Public National Liberal Arts
College from U.S. News & World Report in 2023 and is the Honors College of Florida. New College
provides students with a highly individualized education that combines academic excellence with career
preparation experiences. New College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors in arts, humanities and
sciences; a master’s degree program in applied data science; and certificates in technology, finance, and
business skills.