Test-Optional Admission


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Utah State University has made the decision to suspend the ACT/SAT test score requirement for admission to USU’s Logan and Statewide Campuses. This makes the University 'test optional.'

Test Optional

‘Test optional’ means it is not mandatory for students to submit their ACT/SAT test scores as part of their admission application. ACT/SAT test scores will still be considered if submitted.   

ACT/SAT test scores are recommended for academic merit scholarships, which are guaranteed if students meet the published parameters. Students who are unable to take the ACT/SAT, or choose not to, may request a personal comprehensive scholarship review (CSR) for scholarship consideration. The review will consider benchmarks such as grade point average (GPA), high school course rigor, and other criteria. The priority deadline for CSR is January 10, 2024. Learn more at usu.edu/admissions/scholarships.

What to Expect

Student will be evaluated for admission solely based on their GPA. 

High School GPA Requirements:

  • 2.8-4.0 GPA - Admitted in Good Standing.
  • 2.79 GPA and below - Choose an Admissions Pathway that meets your needs, and complete the requirements to qualify for admission to USU. 

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