Taylor University announces admission changes for incoming students

Like many other colleges and universities, Taylor University Admissions will deprioritize standardized test scores as part of its admission requirements starting Jan. 2021.

According to a press release from the university, it will move to a test-preferred, but flexible model for incoming students, reviewing applications with or without test score submissions.

“Higher education institutions have relied on ACT, SAT, or CLT for years to measure proficiencies, coursework placement, and merit scholarship qualifications,” said Nathan W. Baker, Interim Chief Enrollment Officer. “We recognize these test scores are only part of a student’s story, which is why we holistically consider a student in making an admission decision.”

Students who do not submit test scores may be asked to share more information, including:

  • Recommendations from high school English and/or Mathematics teachers
  • Complete an academic questionnaire (high school GPA at or below 2.9)
  • English course placement based on completed AP courses or writing sample
  • Complete Taylor University proficiency exams in Reading and/or Mathematics

“This change in policy formally enables a student to submit material that best reflects their ability to succeed in college while still continuing to support test-taking as an option,” added Baker We are eager to continue shaping the next generation of servant leaders from a variety of academic experiences.”