Test Optional

 
Plymouth State University applicants are no longer required to submit SAT or ACT test scores.*

In keeping will our long-standing application review procedures, PSU will continue to:

  • concentrate on an applicant’s academic performance in high school as the primary factor in offering admission
  • recalculate a GPA for each and every applicant, considering the student’s grades in only the five core academic areas: English, math, science, social studies and foreign language
  • recognize challenging academic curriculums by giving extra weight to honors, AP, IB, and college-level courses
  • strongly consider each applicant’s extracurricular involvement, admissions essay, and a recommendation from a high school teacher and/or counselor

If applicants choose to submit their test scores, we will view these as supplementary materials that these students are proud of and have chosen to share as a part of their application.

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*English proficiency exams will continue to be required for any international students who are non-native English language speakers.

Outstanding Students

Penina Wallace

Penina Wallace

 

More About Penina

What do you like best about your major/academic program?


“I appreciate the fact that I am able to have small personal classroom settings where dialogue is encouraged. It is wonderful to have teachers available who are invested and want to see their students succeed.”

What activities are you involved in outside of class?


“I lead the TRiO scholars program, tutor, do study skills, am an orientation leader, vice president of Phi Kappa Phi honor society, part of CJ honor society, participate minimally with common ground, and a tour guide.”

If you could choose one favorite thing about going to school here, what would it be?


“Location—you can’t beat getting a discount at fabulous mountains and having the ability to ride them daily during the winter.
The fact that it’s a personal campus is a plus as well.”

~Penina