Announcing Endicott’s Revised Admission Testing Policy for Fall 2021
8/6/2020With the launch of our application for 2021-2022 academic year, Endicott College is pleased to announce that standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) are not required to apply for admission to any program at the College beginning with the Fall 2021 term. The Office of Admission will continue to review applications to the College holistically, giving full consideration to previous academic work, academic rigor, performance over time, test scores (if submitted), extracurricular involvement, letters of recommendation, and essays. If an applicant does not submit test scores with their application they will not be penalized in our review process, however greater emphasis will be placed on other academic areas of their application.
The College previously adopted a test-optional admission policy for most academic programs beginning with the fall 2014 term (announced in July 2013). Standardized tests remained required for academic programs with standardized licensing tests required for certification in the field. These programs included Athletic Training, Education, and Nursing. As we identify predictors of student success within our holistic admission review process, SAT or ACT scores correlate to a student’s performance on these standardized certification exams.
We will re-evaluate the test-optional policy for nursing programs at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. Transfer applicants to the School of Nursing, who would like to be considered for a cohort other than the first-year will be required to submit test scores (either SAT or ACT).
The TOEFL exam (or equivalent) will remain required for all international applicants when English is not their first language.
For more information on how to apply to Endicott, please visit the Office of Admission online.
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