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Creighton University adopts test-optional policy for first-year applicants in 2020

Posted: 8:58 AM, Feb 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-06 09:58:32-05
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Creighton will become the first Midwest Jesuit University to adopt test-optional admission for freshman applicants, beginning in 2020.

Test-optional admissions allow students to choose whether to include SAT/ACT scores in their admission application. First-year applicants considering programs other than nursing are eligible for Creighton's test-optional method of application. Some standardized testing will be required for students who attend high school outside of the United States as well as home-schooled students.

"By eliminating required test scores, students applying for admission to Creighton will have the freedom to decide which information best represents their skills and college readiness," said Mary Chase, vice provost for enrollment management and strategic planning.

The test-optional initiative is the result of a collaborative effort between the offices of Enrollment Management and Diversity and Inclusion. The University will continue to encourage students to take the SAT, ACT, and other standard admissions tests, as they are an important part of Creighton's holistic admissions process for students.

Once enrolled, students will be required to submit official ACT or SAT scores to see if the test-optional policy is valid.