Test Optional Policy
In consideration of the impacts of COVID-19, freshman applicants for the fall 2021 semester have the option of being reviewed for admission with or without test scores. Choosing a test-optional review will mean your admissibility will be determined holistically by a committee.
How to Apply as Test-Optional
Applying as test-optional is no different than applying with test scores. You would simply not report any test scores.
Scholarships for Test-Optional Students
There are scholarships available for test-optional applicants. Students have the option to submit test scores after they’ve been admitted to UNI 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 the ACT or SAT yet, know you can still choose to submit a test score after you apply. There’s three ways you can do this:
- Send scores directly from testing agency (UNI’s ACT code is 1322)
- Self report your score.
- Send your score through your high school transcript (check with your school to ensure the scores are included).