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Lancaster County Test-Optional Admissions Program

Millersville University offers a test-optional admissions program for qualified students applying from Lancaster County high schools. Admission to Millersville is based on a holistic review of the student’s application materials, and significant weight is placed on achievement in a strong high school curriculum. The University guarantees admission to a student from Lancaster County, without test scores, if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • High school GPA of a 3.5 or greater at the end of junior year (based on a college preparatory curriculum on a 4.0 GPA scale)
  • Top 10 percent high school class ranking with a GPA on 3.2 or higher at the end of junior year

Frequently asked questions:

How do I apply as test-optional? Students should submit their application to Millersville by following the instructions on the admissions website. Any student who meets the criteria for test-optional admissions will be automatically reviewed for admission without test scores.

Can I apply as test optional if I do not meet the above criteria? Yes. Each applicant is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If a student submits an application without test scores and the admissions office determines that they need to submit scores in order to receive an admissions decision, the student will be notified via email.

I qualify for test-optional and regular admission. Should I still submit my test scores? Any student who earned over a 1000 (CR/M) SAT or 21 ACT is encouraged to submit their test scores. Although Millersville does not guarantee scholarships to any students based on academic credentials, students who earn an SAT or ACT score near or above our average (1040 SAT/21 ACT), are encouraged to submit their test scores in case they can be used for scholarship consideration.

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