SAT/ACT Optional Admission

SAT/ACT Optional Admission

High school students applying for admission to The University of Scranton may do so without submitting SAT/ACT scores if they are in the top 30% of their graduating class. If their high school does not rank, students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To complete their application, students must submit an official high school transcript and a letter of recommendation, and may be asked to schedule an interview. 

  • How do students apply for SAT/ACT Optional? plus or minus

    Students may apply for free using The Common Application online and choose SAT/ACT Optional.
  • What are the application requirements for students applying SAT/ACT Optional?plus or minus

    Eligible students must be in the top 30% of their graduating class. If their high school does not rank, students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To complete their application, students must submit an official high school transcript and a letter of recommendation, and may be asked to schedule an interview.

  • How does the Admissions Committee at The University of Scranton make decisions in the case of students applying SAT/ACT Optional? plus or minus

    For students applying SAT/ACT Optional, the University's Admissions Committee considers the rigor of the high school curriculum, performance in that program (GPA) and class rank (if available), as well as letter(s) of recommendation, extracurricular activities, community service and possibly an interview.
  • Will students be considered for a merit scholarship if they apply SAT/ACT Optional? plus or minus

    Yes. High school students who apply SAT/ACT Optional will automatically be considered for academic merit scholarships awarded by the University. Scholarship decisions will be based on the overall strength of the student's application.
  • Will students be considered for a Dean's or Presidential Scholarship if they apply SAT/ACT Optional?plus or minus

    Yes, students who apply without their test scores will still be considered for the Dean's or Presidential Scholarship.