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Class of 2023 Admission test score requirements - a moving target

Updated: Mar 14, 2022

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It's testing time! When the scores arrive, a few considerations/options:

  • What schools are test blind? - no scores are reviewed

  • What schools are test-flexible - minimum GPA or AP/IB exam scores can suffice

  • What schools are test-optional for Fall 2023 applicants?

While the data is a moving target, here is what we know now

Most Selective Schools - Accept <25% of students - The jury is still out for about 12 schools that have not confirmed their class of 2023 policies. The balance of selective schools is offering options for submitting test scores. Examples include Boston College, Duke University, Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, and Tulane.

State Flagship Universities - While the majority have announced test-optional or test-flexible for the Fall 2023-2024 application cycle, some notables.

  • Tests Required - Florida and Georgia state schools and The University of Texas Austin.

  • Not yet announced for Fall 2023 applicants - Auburn, Clemson, LSU, NC State, Chapel Hill, Rutgers, Texas A&M, University of Mississippi, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University

Very Selective Schools - Accept 25 - 50% of students - Some popular schools in this category still have not announced their decision for Fall 2023. These schools include the University of Richmond and Villanova University