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

Nicole Newman

Nicole Newman

 

More About Nicole

Why did you choose to come to Plymouth State?


“I chose to come to Plymouth State because of the beautiful scenery and friendly campus environment.”

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


“The best part of my major is that all of my teachers have had hands-on experience and are very knowledgeable.”

What is your favorite place to hang out on campus? Off campus?


“My favorite place to hang out on campus would be the coffee shop inside of the HUB. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy bagels and coffee, while catching up with friends, classmates, and even professors. Off Campus my favorite place to be is on top of Rattlesnake Mountain, the view is magnificent!”

How have you changed since you first arrived at PSU?


“Over the past three years, I have gotten to know who I truly am. If it wasn’t for Plymouth State University, I never would have met some of the people that have helped me become who I am today.”

~Nicole