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First Year Test Optional


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Additional Information and Q&A

  • Student-Athletes: Like all students, you can choose to apply for admission with a score or test optional. Division III athletes are not required to submit a test score for eligibility.
  • The STEM Scholars program prefers a test score but it is not required. If submitting a test score, it must be received by January 15 – the deadline for scholars’ program applications. Applicants interested in the Scholars Program should apply for admission to the College using the Early Decision or Early Action application plans.
  • International Students whose curricular instruction is not English must meet English language proficiency requirements by submitting the TOEFL or IELTS exam. If your curricular instruction is English, you may apply test optional.


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