Test-Optional Policy at Seton Hill
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 cumulative GPA of 2.7 or scored 165 in all levels of the GED.
Any student opting for test-optional admission will be evaluated by a committee on a case-by-case basis 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.
- Official School Profile (recommended)
- One letter of recommendation from an academic teacher or school counselor. Additional recommendations are welcome and may represent other sources.
- An essay of 200 words or more on one of two following prompts:
- Explain who you are as a student currently, and what attending a college means to you. If choosing to attend Seton Hill University, who do you wish to become at Seton Hill?
- Explain something that you are passionate about (academics, personal interest, etc.). How does this tie into who you are or your future goals?
Please note that a few academic programs:
- may still require an SAT or ACT minimum as a requirement for consideration
- have different test-optional requirements
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.