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Muskingum University announces it is Test Optional for Fall 2021 Applicants
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High school students across the state and throughout the country have been impacted in a number of ways by the COVID-19 pandemic, one of which is their opportunity to participate in standardized testing. To remove potential barriers for those interested in pursuing a degree at Muskingum, the University recently announced it will pilot a test-optional admission policy for the 2021-2022 academic year.

During the test-optional period, all students applying to the University’s undergraduate, day program will be eligible for admission even if they choose not to submit a standardized test score (e.g. ACT, SAT) The University will continue its use of holistic factors such as grade point average, strength of the student’s high school curriculum, recommendation letters, personal statements, and other key application criteria that are in the best interest of applicants.

“One of Muskingum’s fundamental goals is to provide access to education for all students,” said Steven Soba, Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing. “The University’s Admission team consistently works to find solutions for potential applicants that face various challenges oftentimes caused by no fault of their own.  Our decision to pilot a test-optional program is a primary example of this effort.”

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