IU No Longer Using SAT/ACT Scores as General Admissions Requirement

(BLOOMINGTON) – Indiana University will no longer use the SAT or ACT as a general admissions requirement.

Students who would enroll in fall 2021 no longer need to submit their test scores on their applications.

Chuck Carney, an IU Communication spokesman, says a policy change by the Indiana University System’s board of trustees in December allows all nine of its campuses to go test-optional. Bloomington made the change Tuesday after the Faculty Council there approved it.

Carney says research shows for many students, a GPA is a better predictor of academic success. The research found that students with lower SAT/ACT scores performed no different from their counterparts who met the typical admissions standards.

The six other IU campuses that have chosen to go test-optional are Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, IU Northwest, IU Kokomo, IU South Bend, and IU Fort Wayne.