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Test Optional FAQs for Undergraduates

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To best serve our prospective undergraduate students, Belmont University is test optional. 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?
  • Will I still be eligible for financial aid if I choose test optional?
  • 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?