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Are there students that will still be required to submit SAT or ACT exam scores as part of their application?

Students who have attended a school with non-traditional evaluation methods where traditional alpha or numerical grades are not assigned may be asked to provide additional materials. Test scores may be requested as part of the additional materials. We strongly encourage all applicants to complete the personal statement as part of the application submission.

Students who are applying to the Premedical-Medical program in the Eberly College of Science will be required to submit SAT or ACT scores. All other first-year applicants are eligible to apply test-optional.

Note: Transfer, adult learners, and nondegree-to-degree applicants are not required to submit exam scores.