USF announces ACT/SAT waiver for 2021 high school graduates

October 8, 2020,

High school seniors will not be required to submit an ACT/SAT score this year to gain acceptance to University of Sioux Falls.

“Covid-19 has caused so many disruptions for high school seniors and their families,” said Aimee Vander Feen, VP for Enrollment at USF, “including the ability to take the ACT or SAT for some. We’ve removed this requirement this year so any high school senior can apply to USF. Reporting scores, even if you have them, will be optional.  Acceptance will be based on a high school GPA only or on a combination of their GPA and test scores if submitted.”

In addition, USF awards more than 600 academic-based scholarships annually, which have historically been based on students’ GPA plus their standardized test scores. This year these scholarships will be based on high school GPA only as well.

“We just want to remove even one worry for our incoming class if we can,” Vander Feen said.

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