DEPAUL UNIVERSITY'S TEST-OPTIONAL PILOT PROGRAM FOR FRESHMAN ADMISSION
DePaul University has initiated a test optional alternative for freshman admission which will be implemented through a four-year pilot program beginning with the 2012 freshman class.
- Our purpose in offering a test-optional alternative is to elevate in the admission process the best and fairest criteria for evaluating student potential, namely students' academic performance in a rigorous, college-preparatory program in high school. This has always been DePaul's primary criterion for freshman admission.
- The objective of the test-optional approach is to encourage a wider range of high-achieving students to consider a four-year degree at DePaul, including very talented and promising students who may be disadvantaged by admission criteria that emphasize standardized tests.
Click the links to the right for more information about DePaul's test-optional pilot program.
If you are a prospective student or parent, visit the Test Optional Frequently Asked Questions page on the Office of Admissions site by clicking here.