Seattle University Admissions employs a test-optional application review process for all freshmen applicants. Students applying to Seattle University may choose whether or not they would like to have their ACT or SAT test scores included in the holistic review of their admissions application.
The primary reason behind our test-optional admissions policy is the need to build a more inclusive admissions process and to update the tools used to reliably predict student outcomes.
Your test-optional decision will be made within the Common Application.
Add Seattle U to your schools in the Common App and you will then elect to not report scores within SU's school-specific portion of the application.
Adjustments can be made to your test-optional decision only until your Common Application is submitted.
Admissions will employ a holistic review process using transcripts, coursework, grade trend, recommendation letters and other application materials not including SAT or ACT test scores.
If admitted to the university, students applying test-optional will be admitted directly to the program for which they are applying.
No. If you feel that your academics are well-represented without standardized test scores, we will employ a holistic review process using the other elements of your application.
If you apply test-optional, consideration for scholarships and financial aid will remain the same as it will for those applicants applying with standardized test scores.
If you are home-schooled students or are completing your schooling in a non-traditional setting, you may apply test-optional for fall quarter 2021. No additional application materials are required.
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