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Test Optional FAQs

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Having trouble registering for the ACT?  Worried the safety of the testing environment?  Not sure if the tests will even occur? Don't stress! Drury University has gone test optional this fall and you can apply, be considered for scholarships, and ultimately enroll without taking the ACT or SAT.

Your application for admission to Drury University should represent you, your promise, and serves as a record of what you have done during your four years of high school. While an ACT or SAT score can provide us with a different piece of information, the most important component has always been your academic record; i.e. your curriculum, grades, and grade trend. We moved to be test optional because we want students to know they are more than what they did over 4 hours on a Saturday morning. We encourage students to be test optional because your application, transcript, and essay, provide us with enough information to determine your potential for success and your academic scholarship.

Applying now without an ACT or SAT score or even with a test date scheduled, does not preclude you for submitting a score later. If your ACT score would increase your academic scholarship, we will make that adjustment. Don't let the challenges in signing up for the ACT or concerns about the testing environment, slow you down towards your goal of enrolling at the right college or university for you. Drury is looking forward to knowing you as a person, not as a number between 1 and 36.