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 circumstances come up and make taking standardized tests difficult, and we want to make this process a little easier for you.

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Dordt offers test-optional admission

Am I eligible for test-optional admission?

Applicants who are enrolled in an accredited public or private high school within the United States, 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.

Ready to apply?

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

Yes, taking the ACT or SAT in this scenario will give you the opportunity to potentially increase your academic scholarship, and helps you with course placement so you may not need to take the placement tests over the summer.