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Test Optional FAQs for Undergraduates

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many testing dates have been cancelled across the country. To best serve our prospective students, Belmont University will be test optional for the fall 2021 and spring 2021 undergraduate application cycles. Students who apply as a test optional applicant will not be required to submit ACT or SAT scores for admission and scholarship purposes. By moving to a test optional method, this change reflects Belmont’s commitment to a holistic application process and adaptability to our ever-changing world. Below are some frequently asked questions that will be helpful as you learn about this new policy.

  • How do I indicate I want to be test-optional? What if I change my mind?
  • Will my application be reviewed differently?
  • What if I have already sent you my scores but do not want them to be considered?
  • Am I still eligible for merit scholarships?
  • Can I still apply for the Honors Program?
  • Are any applicants required to submit test scores?
  • What if my high school did pass/fail grades for spring 2020?
  • Will I still be eligible for financial aid if I choose test optional?
  • Will the test-optional policy apply for me if I would be applying for Fall 2022 or other future terms?
  • Do transfer students need to submit scores?
  • I will not be applying test optional, and I want my test scores to be considered. How can I submit my scores?
  • Does Belmont accept superscoring on the ACT or SAT?
  • Who should I talk to if I have more questions?