Test-Optional Admission RequirementsTest-Optional

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 2.50 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.

We may request additional items:

  • An essay of 200 words or more. The following optional prompts can be used:
    • 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?
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor. Additional recommendations are welcome and may represent other sources.

Major-Specific Requirements

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. 

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 admit@setonhill.edu.