Standardized Test-Optional Policy

Students applying for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Fall 2022 are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores.

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At Coppin, we know you are more than your test scores. While we recognize the value standardized tests like the ACT or SAT can have in our review process, we commit to holistically reviewing every student application.

We place highest value on your coursework and grade point average (GPA) because they are proven to be the best indicators of college success. We also consider your life experiences, demonstrated passions, and community engagement. Our reviews help us paint a complete picture of you—and are key to better understand your academic readiness and ability to succeed.

Until otherwise updated, Coppin has adopted a test-optional policy due to widespread challenges resulting from COVID-19. Even without test scores, we continue to review all submitted application materials, including:

  • Completed admission application
  • Coursework and overall GPA<
  • Rigor of your current or previous curriculum
  • Personal essays
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Recommendations
  • Personal accomplishments
  • Additional information that aligns with our review process

Who is required to submit standardized test scores?

  • Homeschooled applicants and attendees of non-graded schools must submit official ACT or SAT scores
  • Prospective NCAA Division I student-athletes must submit official ACT or SAT scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center for initial eligibility NCAA consideration. Please note: prospective student-athletes can apply for Coppin admission as test-optional applicants
  • Non-native English speakers and students applying from any country without English as a native language. See our International admissions page for additional information and requirements. Students may submit official test scores from any of these tests:
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Test of English as  Foreign Language (TOEFL)

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