December 2018
applying to college

Those applying to college for the fall of 2019 will no longer be required to provide ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process. Three of our colleges — Augsburg, St. Scholastica, and Concordia University — have joined Gustavus in switching to test optional. Here are the key details and links to more information:

Augsburg University (read details)
Optional: undergraduate first-year applicants
Not optional: home schooled students and applicants with Narrative Transcripts or non-letter grade evaluations
Not required: undergraduate transfer student applications

The College of St. Scholastica (read details)
Optional: undergraduate first-year student applications
Not optional: homeschooled students and international students
Not required: undergraduate transfer student applications

Concordia University, St. Paul (read details)
Optional: undergraduate first-year applicants
Not optional: home schooled students and applicants with Narrative Transcripts or non-letter grade evaluations; NCAA Division II athletes must submit scores to NCAA Eligibility Center
Not required: undergraduate transfer student applications; international students

Gustavus Adolphus College (read details)
Optional: undergraduate first-year student applications if students submit an admissions essay instead
Not optional: international students; Division II Athletes students who still must send ACT or SAT scores to the NCAA Eligibility Center; students who wish to be considered for Presidential Scholarship
Not required: undergraduate transfer student applications

Need admissions details for our other member institutions? Check out our lists of application requirements or deadlines and fees.