Test Optional - How to Apply - Christopher Newport University

How to Apply

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. We made further concessions in 2020-21 to account for testing hardships by lifting the minimum GPA and rank-in-class requirements for test-optional consideration.

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 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), American College Test (ACT) and/or the Classic Learning Test (CLT) to bolster their admission and scholarship applications.

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