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Test Optional Admission Requirements

Seton Hill University does not require most traditional undergraduate applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores for the purpose of admission.  A traditional undergraduate applicant may choose not to take the SAT or ACT, or not to report SAT or ACT scores, if they've earned a minimum GPA of 3.3.

Any student opting for test-optional admission will be evaluated by a committee and will need to submit additional materials:

  • A completed application.
  • An official secondary-school transcript or GED certificate.
    • The official final high school transcript, indicating proof of graduation, must be submitted before a student is able to attend classes.
  • Three graded writing assignments.
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor. Additional recommendations are welcome and may represent other sources.
  • An essay of 200 words or more on why you would like to earn a degree at Seton Hill.

Please note that some programs do require an SAT or ACT minimum as a requirement for consideration into the program. Take a look at the major(s) in which you are interested to find out if they have minimum SAT or ACT requirements for consideration. 

Test-optional students will be considered for awards and scholarships, but can only earn the minimum award given. To maximize award and scholarship opportunities, students are encouraged to consider taking the SAT or ACT.

To contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, fill out our online Request for Information form. You may also call us any time at (724) 838-4281 or (800) 826-6234, or send an email to