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Test-Optional Admissions

Test-Optional Admissions

At Berea College, we have always been committed to a holistic assessment of a student’s potential.  For that reason, we offer test-optional admissions.

We are still happy to accept and consider ACT or SAT scores from students who wish to share their scores as part of their application. All applications will be given the same consideration, regardless of whether a student chooses to submit test scores.

Deciding whether to share your test scores

If you’re wondering whether you should submit a standardized test score, we encourage you to consider the following:

admissions optional flowchart

Still unsure? Contact your Admissions Counselor to talk it over. Or, if you’ve decided what you want to do, apply now. Note that there are some exceptions to the test-optional policy, including homeschooled students and GED recipients. You can find a complete list in the FAQs below.

Test Score Optional Applicant FAQs