How to apply as test-optional

Applying as test-optional is no different than applying with test scores. You will simply not report any test scores within that section of your application. Minimum coursework requirements are the same. 

Scholarships for test-optional students 

There are scholarships available for test-optional applicants. Students do have the option to submit test scores after they’ve been admitted to be considered for additional scholarships. 

Submitting scores after applying

Providing a test score maximizes your opportunity for scholarships at UNI and allows for more accurate course placement. If you choose a test-optional review because you haven’t had the opportunity to take or retake the ACT or SAT yet, know you can still choose to submit a test score after you've applied. There’s three ways you can do this:


Send scores directly from testing agency (UNI’s ACT code is 1322). 


Self report your score through this form


Send your score through your high school transcript (check with your school to ensure the scores are included).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)