OU Announces Test-Optional Admissions Policy

Thursday, July 23rd 2020, 9:59 pm
By: News On 6

Students applying to OU in the spring will not be required to take the ACT or SAT entrance tests.

The university said the pandemic has impacted students’ access to standardized testing. OU said it will continue to evaluate incoming students based on academics, activities, personal essay and letter of recommendation.

“Through our holistic admissions process, we spend a great deal of time reviewing each individual application, looking for students who are going to be successful at OU,” said

Jeff Blahnik, senior associate vice president for the Division of Enrollment Management and executive director for the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. “We believe a student’s potential is not determined solely by a test score. Our goal as an outstanding public university is to provide academic excellence while remaining attainable and accessible.”

Students are encouraged to submit test scores if they have them.