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High School Counselor Update: GVSU
Admissions School Counselor Update
FOR FALL 2021 FRESHMAN APPLICANTS:
Due to SAT and ACT testing cancelations caused by the COVID-19
pandemic, Grand Valley State University will allow
freshman students to apply for the fall of 2021 without these test
scores. We will continue to maintain our high academic
standards, though the decision to submit test scores will be left
entirely up to the applicant.
All applicants admitted to GVSU by December 31 will be considered for merit-based scholarships, regardless of whether or not test scores are submitted with the application.
Students will be able to indicate that they are submitting a test-optional application. Those submitting a test-optional application may still submit test scores as a supplement to the application, even at a later date, for additional scholarship consideration.
The Admissions Office at Grand Valley takes a holistic approach to reviewing applications, meaning several factors of an application are evaluated to determine academic fit for GVSU. These factors include grade point average (GPA), academic rigor, short answer response on the admissions application, and standardized test scores when presented.
In addition to the test-optional accommodation, additional admissions considerations will be made, including accepting the grading policies that high schools have put in place for their current online teaching curriculum.
Grade Point Average:
Middle 50% between 3.39 - 3.96
Middle 50% between 21-27
Middle 50% between 1050-1230
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