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Syracuse University Extends Test Optional Policy for Students Applying for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Admission
Recognizing the significant impact COVID-19 continues to have on college-bound students and their families, Syracuse University today announced it will extend its test optional policy and will not require SAT or ACT scores for students applying for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 admission.
“Many students and their families are understandably concerned about the availability of and having safe access to testing sites,” says Maurice A. Harris, dean of admissions. “By continuing our test optional policy, our hope is to alleviate some stress for our applicants.”
Details surrounding the test optional policy remain the same as for those who applied for 2021-22 and 2022-23 admission, including the important fact that students who are unable to submit standardized test results, or who choose not to, will not be disadvantaged.
“Standardized test scores have always been just one element of our holistic review process,” says Harris. “As a result of the test optional policy, we place greater emphasis on other application components, including academic performance, the rigor of coursework and extracurricular engagement.”
Students who do not submit test scores will also remain eligible for merit scholarships.
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Syracuse University is a private research university that advances knowledge across disciplines to drive breakthrough discoveries and breakout leadership. Our collection of 13 schools and colleges with over 200 customizable majors closes the gap between education and action, so students can take on the world. In and beyond the classroom, we connect people, perspectives and practices to solve interconnected challenges with interdisciplinary approaches. Together, we’re a powerful community that moves ideas, individuals and impact beyond what’s possible.