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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”


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Beloit goes “test optional”

August 1, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Starting with the fall 2015 admission cycle, Beloit will become test optional, which means that the submission of standardized test scores (i.e. ACT/SAT) will be optional for domestic first-year applicants.

According to an email last week sent to faculty and staff, new Vice President for Enrollment Robert Mirabile said that more than 800 colleges and universities have enacted test optional policies. Among them are members of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (including Knox College and Lawrence University) and national universities (including DePaul University and Wake Forest University). In total, about one-third of the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the U.S. News rankings are test optional.

“Given the extremely competitive marketplace in which we recruit students, it is important for us to carefully weigh the costs and benefits of each part of our application,” Mirabile wrote. “From this perspective, I am concerned that the standardized test requirement adds little unique value to our selection process.  Indeed, the requirement can, in some cases, inhibit access to Beloit among capable students who would greatly contribute to and benefit from the College.”

Beloit’s test optional decision was made in consultation with a wide variety of campus stakeholders, including members of senior staff, the Admission and Financial Aid Committee, and the board of trustees.