Purdue University will resume SAT/ACT test score requirements for admissions, beginning with students applying for Fall 2024 admission.
The school will begin accepting 2024 applications on Aug. 1, 2023. The move was recommended by Purdue administration and endorsed by its Board of Trustees.
Since 2020, Purdue has been “test flexible” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which hindered many students’ access to testing sites. For the last two years, the school has recommended but not required test scores, accepting both SAT or ACT scores.
“The evidence is clear that test scores provide essential information in a comprehensive admissions evaluation that enables us to ensure the optimal chance of success for each admitted student,” said Kris Wong Davis, Purdue vice provost for enrollment management.