Concordia Announces Test-Optional Approach

Students can use multiple sources to show their college fit.

Concordia is now giving prospective students the opportunity to apply for admission without submitting an ACT or an SAT score. The test-optional route was approved by the college’s Faculty Senate this week after several months of planning.

This policy allows students an enhanced opportunity to exhibit college preparation and readiness beyond results of the test. In addition to the high school transcript, which is still required in the new admission pathway, prospective students will be allowed to submit graded assignments, academic references, and personal essays in lieu of test scores.

 Concordia has long sought to enroll a broad range of students from all across the country. This new admission pathway will allow a greater number of students from a wider array of backgrounds to apply for admission to the college. The admission team looks forward to working with new students who may not have applied for admission to Concordia in the past.

Through this new opportunity, students also can meet with admission representatives at the college to provide context to their high school record and insight into their preparedness for college-level academic coursework.  

This new admission policy will go into effect immediately.

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