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Walsh University Test Optional Admissions Policy

Our Admissions Office supports a holistic approach to evaluating our freshman applicants. We believe there are many ways of measuring your strengths and readiness for college. In that regard, our Test Optional policy offers an admissions pathway for students whose potential for academic success is not accurately captured by standardized test scores.

By opting to apply under our test optional policy, you will not be required to submit ACT or SAT test scores. Your application will be evaluated based on your application information and high school transcripts.

Eligibility to Apply Under the Test Optional Policy

In order to be eligible to apply under the Test Optional policy, students must meet a minimum of a 2.50 cumulative GPA. Please note that having a 2.50 cumulative GPA does not guarantee your admission to Walsh University.

*This 2.50 cumulative GPA requirement is for 2023 graduates only. The required cumulative GPA requirement will be re-evaluated for 2024 graduates and on.

Applying Under the Test Optional Policy

Please indicate on the admissions application if you plan to apply as a Test Optional applicant. Even if you have sent test scores to Walsh, but subsequently apply as a Test Optional candidate, we will not consider your test scores in our admissions evaluation.

Applying under the test optional policy is a personal decision. If you do not feel your test results adequately reflect your academic potential, or if you are not able to schedule an ACT or SAT, taking advantage of the Test Optional policy may be your best choice. In order to help you with your decision, below is our student profile from the last incoming freshman class.

Grade Point Average (GPA): 3.10–3.86
ACT 25 th–75th percentile (Composite scores):  20–26
SAT 25 th–75 th percentile (Math + Reading):   970–1170

Upon receiving your Test Optional Application:

  • Please submit your official high school transcripts
    Please contact your School Counselor and request to have your transcripts sent to the Walsh University Office of Admissions.
  • Upon receiving your high school transcripts, our Test Optional Review Committee will review your transcripts along with your application for an admissions decision.
  • Students will be notified of an admission decision within 5–7 business days from receiving all of the required documents above.

Accepted Test Optional applicants are eligible for scholarship opportunities!

Questions? Please contact the Office of Admissions anytime!

330.490.7172 |  admissions@walsh.edu


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