St. John Fisher College Announces Test-Optional Policy

July 2, 2020

St. John Fisher College has announced a test-optional policy for students enrolling at the College in fall 2021 and 2022 academic years.

While SAT/ACT scores will no longer be a requirement, students will have the option to submit their scores with their application. The Office of Freshman Admissions also reviews applicants’ grade point average, strength of curriculum, academic achievements, extracurricular involvement, community service participation, written essay, and personal letters of support for admission.

In the wake of COVID-19, many high school students were impacted by SAT/ACT exam cancellations, which was also a factor in the College’s decision.

“At Fisher, we want to enroll students who are academically qualified but also well-rounded citizens who are involved with their schools and communities. By allowing students to apply through a test-optional process, we will be able to review each student on a more individual level and focus on these other qualifications, affording all students the opportunity to experience the value of a Fisher education,” said Jose Perales, vice president for enrollment management.

Fisher joins the growing network of more than 1,200 colleges and universities in the U.S. that are test optional.