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As a university committed to understanding your personal and academic qualifications, HPU considers each prospective student on a variety of factors. These include, but are not limited to: GPA, community involvement, academic achievement, leadership demonstration, extracurricular activities, a series of essay submissions and the rigor of their high school.

Since 2017, High Point University has consistently shown that we can determine a student’s ability to be successful in our classrooms and in our community without the use of standardized tests. Our record of success with test optional admissions has given us confidence that due to the disruptions in the lives of students around COVID-19 that all students who apply under our test-optional policy will be considered for all merit based scholarships. We know that demonstrated success across four years of a college preparatory curriculum in high school is the most important predictor of success at HPU.

So, what does all this mean for you?

You are more than a test score.

We want to know who you are, what you’ve accomplished, and who you hope to be. We want you to be proud of every milestone: from the classroom to the community, from leadership involvement to academic achievements, from entrepreneurial ventures to athletic accomplishments. We want to weave you into our unique community and help you develop into the person you have the potential to be.

If you’re applying to HPU, you’re already accepting your next challenge:

Choose to be Extraordinary!

And that says a lot.

So, the choice to include test scores is yours.