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?

    Kutztown University has adopted a new testing policy for the class entering in SPRING and FALL 2021. 

    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 students entering in Spring or Fall 2021 and will be test-optional in rendering admissions decisions. 

    Some students will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Exceptions Committee using additional criteria such as rigor of high school coursework, trends in grades over four years, and GPA in core areas such as Math, English, Science, and Social Studies.  

    There will also be students who will be given strong consideration 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 will be notified with their admission whether they are admitted to this program, or whether they are admitted for Fall. 

    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 until May 1, 2021 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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