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Admission Requirements - Test Scores

POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Policy Name:Admission Requirements - Test Scores

Issuing Office:

Resident Admissions

Policy Author:

Senate Committee on Academic and Admissions Standards

Contributing Offices:

Resident Admissions, Resident Verification

Affected Parties:

All undergraduate students

Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

Liberty University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

All applicants, age 21 or younger, must submit official copies of test results from either the Classic Learning Test (CLT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing (ACT) exam.

Policy Rationale:

To inform prospective students of the CLT/SAT/ACT requirements for admission. 

SACS Criteria:

  3.4.3

Other Regulatory Criteria:


Definition of Glossary Terms:


Policy Keywords:

Application, SAT, Scholastic Aptitude Test, ACT, American College Testing, score, exam, admissions

Implementation Description:


PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:


Policy Review Cycle:

3 years

Procedures:

All applicants, age 21 or younger, must submit official copies of test results from either the Classic Learning Test (CLT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing (ACT) exam.  Liberty University does not recognize the essay portion of the SAT or ACT exam for acceptance decision purposes. SAT scores are based on Critical Reading (now known as Evidence-based Reading and Writing) and Math portions only. The best scores from multiple exams may be combined for admissions purposes.  SAT scores are based on Evidence–based Reading and Writing and Math portions only.  The best scores from multiple exams may be combined for admissions purposes.  However, we do not combine best test scores if the SAT was taken both before and after March 2016. The SAT, ACT, And CLT is not required for students 22 or older and/or who have 25+ credit hours transferred into Liberty. Applicants who fail to meet the minimum required scores may have their application rejected or will be evaluated on other indicators of ability to perform satisfactorily at the college level and may be admitted on Academic Caution or Probation. Scores will be used for academic counseling and placement. SAT Subject tests are not acceptable.  Test scores may be waived if they are unobtainable due to circumstances as determined by the Resident Admissions Office.

Information on the CLT may be obtained via the internet at https://www.cltexam.com. Information on the SAT may be obtained via the Internet at http://www.collegeboard.org or by writing to: The College Board; SAT Program; P.O. Box 025505, Miami, FL 33102. Information on the ACT may be obtained via the Internet at www.act.org or by writing to: ACT Student Services; 2727 Scott Road; P.O. Box 414; Iowa City, Iowa 52243-0414.

Liberty’s Institutional Codes are 5385 for the SAT and 4364 for the ACT.

Sanctions:


Exceptions:


Other Policy Link Locations:

https://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=28846

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