Policy on Test Optional Admission

Joining a growing number of colleges and universities in both the private and public sectors, the University of Saint Joseph has adopted a test-optional admission policy. Students applying for admission are no longer required to submit their SAT or ACT scores. This new policy reflects a movement across higher education indicated most recently by one of the largest schools to date, The George Washington University.

“Our new admissions protocol underscores the University of Saint Joseph’s longstanding reliance on evaluating students based on achievements within their high school curriculum as the best indication of aptitude and ultimate success,” said Edwin Harris, Ph.D., interim vice president for Enrollment Management.

Exceptions to the new policy apply: Applicants who wish to be considered for the Honors, direct-entry Nursing, 3+3 Pharmacy, or pre-Physician Assistant programs are required to submit SAT or ACT scores. In addition, applicants who wish to be considered for Academic Merit Scholarships or who have been home schooled during high school must submit test scores.

Read here for more information on USJ’s Test Optional Policy, including Frequently Asked Questions.

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