New Test-Optional Policy

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St. Edward's University is pleased to announce a new test-optional policy for all undergraduate applicants.

In light of recent circumstances and the cancelation of upcoming ACT and SAT tests, moving to a test-optional policy is in the best interest of our prospective students. Students are facing new challenges, and we are hopeful that this policy will make the college application process simpler and more accessible.

What does this mean?

Students applying for undergraduate admission to St. Edward’s for Fall 2021 and beyond will no longer be required to submit standardized test scores. Each applicant will be evaluated based on their online application, academic performance and involvement, personal essay, and academic recommendation. However, should an applicant decide to submit a test score, the admission committee will consider that score when reviewing the student’s file.

Please note: International applicants will still be required to submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) in order for the admission committee to evaluate English language proficiency. The DET (Duolingo English Test) may be submitted for supplementary evaluation of English language proficiency.

Please contact the Office of Admission with questions.

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