ACU wants to support our future students and ease the application process. College admissions exams (SAT, ACT and CLT) are optional. While we still recommend you take a college entrance exam for more scholarship opportunities, we continue to have a holistic review process and consider all submitted application items when making an admission and scholarship decision. Students who do not submit an official test score are required to take a placement exam before enrolling in classes.
How will ACU know I do not plan to submit a test score?
Students will indicate their test score plan on the application. If students select test-optional, their files will be completed and reviewed without a score.
Can I get a scholarship without a test score?
Students who choose not to submit a test score will still be considered for scholarships. However, students will not be considered for the Presidential Scholarship, ACU’s highest academic award, without a college entrance exam.
Will choosing test-optional impact my ACU classes?
No. Students who elect test-optional will be required to take a placement exam prior to beginning at ACU to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.
Can I be in the Honors College?
Only students who submit official ACT, SAT or CLT scores will be considered for the Honors College.
I am Pre-Health. Do I need to take the ACT/SAT?
If you are considering a degree in pre-health and plan to pursue professional school following ACU, we highly recommend you take the ACT, SAT or CLT.