Test Optional Admission to Arcadia University

Arcadia University joined more than 1,100 universities and colleges nationwide with a standardized-test optional admissions policy beginning with students applying for the Fall 2021 semester and beyond.

Students will indicate during the application process if they plan to submit SAT or ACT scores.  Students applying test optional are not required to submit anything in lieu of test scores.  A completed application will include high school transcript(s) and one recommendation.  


  • Homeschool applicants (scores can be self-reported)
  • International applicants (must submit SAT or ACT if not submitting a TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or iTep)
  • Applicants applying to the 3+2 Forensic Science program or applicants interested in being considered for the 3+DPT program are strongly encouraged to submit scores