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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