Wheaton College suspends test score requirement

Daily Herald report
Updated 6/17/2020 10:56 AM

Wheaton College is suspending the standardized test score requirement for Spring 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 admission to ease challenges high school students face amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The college will continue to review and consider test scores for applicants who choose to submit them.


College officials said they made the decision based on the lack of reliable opportunities to take standardized tests and uncertainty regarding future testing opportunities by ACT and the College Board.

Students who choose to submit a standardized test for admission consideration will indicate it on their application. All applicants will have the option to be considered for admission without submitting standardized test scores, whether they are U.S. or international students.

International applicants from nonnative English-speaking countries will need to demonstrate English proficiency.

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