Viterbo University drops ACT, SAT requirement for first-year students

First-year students applying in 2021 and 2022 won’t be required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.
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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Viterbo University won’t be requiring ACT or SAT test scores for first-year students applying for admission in 2021 and 2022.

The new test-optional admission initiative is partly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has prevented a large number of high school students fro taking the tests.

Prospective students who have taken the ACT or SAT may still choose to include their scores when applying to the university, and they will be given due consideration as part of the overall application. Applications without test scores will be considered based on high school grades, high school course work, and other indicators of college readiness and success. Students who do not submit test scores will also be fully eligible for merit and other scholarships, according to a news release from Viterbo.

“We have looked closely at test-optional policies for a few years, and we are pleased to be able to remove this requirement for admission for at least the next two incoming classes,” said Brian Weber, Viterbo assistant vice president for enrollment management and director of undergraduate admissions. “This test-optional policy will open doors for students who are unable to take a standardized exam, but it is also an affirmation that there are other, and often better, ways to gauge college readiness.”

More information can be found on the school’s website.