Eastern Michigan University: Standardized tests now optional for fall 2020 applicants

New measure applies to incoming domestic freshmen

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University has revised its admission policy to make standardized testing for fall 2020 applicants optional amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The option is only available for first-year domestic students starting school in the fall.

“We’ve made this decision in recognition that the COVID-19 pandemic has limited students’ ability to participate in standardized testing,” interim associate director of first-year admission at Eastern, Alex Landen, said in a statement. “We want to focus on creating educational opportunities that are accessible to our students as we continue to fill our role not only in academia but in our community.”

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According to EMU, prospective students must do the following to be considered for test optional admission:

  • Apply to Eastern Michigan University for free using the fee waiver code CARE at the admissions website.
  • Meet the minimum requirement of a 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for consideration. Official transcripts are required for test optional consideration.
  • Opt in by completing the test optional admission form.

Once applicants have completed these steps, an EMU admissions officer will review their application.

“Test optional review will include an in-depth look at a student’s official academic record, examining academic coursework, grades received in core courses and academic trends,” said a news release.

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