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Test Optional

Christopher Newport was one of the first public universities in Virginia to offer test-optional admission over a decade ago, and many of our admission offers are made each year to students who choose not to submit standardized test scores. Until this year, we required a minimum GPA or rank-in-class for test-optional consideration. In light of recent testing and other hardships experienced by students and their families, we will review all applications submitted as test-optional accordingly.

Our holistic review process takes many factors into consideration, and applying test-optional requires that we place more emphasis on other credentials.

Many students still choose to submit standardized test scores from the SAT, ACT and/or the Classic Learning Test to bolster their admission and scholarship applications. We will continue to consider test scores received as part of our holistic review.

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