Admissions COVID-19 FAQs

Kutztown University is here for you during this uncertain time!  Our admissions counselors are here to assist with all of your questions about the application and enrollment process.  Please find a list of frequently asked questions and answers to help guide you on your journey to becoming a Golden Bear!  You can also visit this page for university COVID-19 updates.

  • I have not been able to sit for the SAT and/or ACT as a result of COVID-19. What is Kutztown University's policy regarding standardized tests?

    In Spring 2020, in response to COVID-19, KU elected to waive the SAT/ACT requirement for strong academic students unable to sit for an exam.  We are aware that testing sites will have limited capacity this fall and will potentially cancel additional tests in the coming months.  As a result of this limitation to students, we have extended our policy for the class entering in fall 2021 and will use the following parameters to render admissions decisions: 

    • Students with a cumulative, weighted high school GPA of 3.2 and above will have their SAT/ACT requirement waived (based on a college preparatory curriculum on a 4.0 GPA scale). 
    • Students with a cumulative, weighted high school GPA from 3.19-2.5 will be evaluated by the Undergraduate Admissions Exceptions Committee using additional criteria such as: 
      • Rigor of high school coursework 
      • GPA in core areas such as Math, English, Science and Social Studies 
      • PSAT scores (if available) 
    • Students with a cumulative high school GPA below 2.5 can be reviewed without an SAT/ACT score, however, strong consideration will be given for our mandatory summer STARS program. Admission into this program requires attendance at a 5-week summer program and successful completion of 2 (two) 3-credit college courses in order to matriculate in the fall semester. 

    Students who are unable to submit an SAT/ACT score will still be considered for merit scholarships.  Should students sit for an exam, scores will be accepted throughout the year to potentially increase the amount of the merit award received.  

    Each student is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and additional information might be requested by the Office of Admissions. If it is determined that additional information is needed to complete an admissions review, students will be contacted directly. 

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