Test-Optional Admission

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What is test-optional admission?

Most of the time, colleges require an ACT/SAT score and high school transcripts when submitting an application. However, we understand that Covid-19 has made taking these standardized tests difficult, and we want to make this process a little easier for you. Dordt is currently accepting students without ACT/SAT scores!

Am I eligible for test-optional admission?

Applicants who are enrolled in an accredited public or private high school within the United States or Canada, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher will be able to apply without a test score.

  • Homeschooled and International students will still be required to submit a test score (ACT, SAT, CLT, and/or TOEFL).
  • Applicants who have a cumulative GPA of 3.19 or lower and no ACT/SAT/CLT score may still apply for admission but will be required to follow the Admission with Special Provision requirements.

How does test-optional admission work?

Applicants who are admitted through the test-optional policy and never provide an ACT/SAT/CLT score will be required to take an additional assessment in the summer before their first year at Dordt. The additional assessment will be used to provide appropriate academic support in order to serve the applicant well.

Frequently Asked Questions

If my GPA is below 3.2, should I apply now?

Absolutely! Once you’ve applied, our team will contact you regarding some next steps.

Can I still receive an academic scholarship?

Yes! We can offer great awards based on your Grade Point Average (GPA).

Do you recommend I still take the ACT/SAT, even if my GPA is above 3.2 and I’ll be automatically accepted without?

Yes, taking the ACT or SAT in this scenario will give you the opportunity to only increase your academic scholarship.