If you believe that standardized test scores don’t reflect your true capabilities and potential as a student, we trust you!
That’s why we’re now offering Test-Optional Admission: a path that allows you to ditch standardized test scores and instead be measured through a personal evaluation process with our admissions team.
A way to make your own case for admission instead of being boxed in by test scores.
Any prospective high school student with a 3.5 GPA or higher (weighted or unweighted) who believes their performance on the ACT or SAT does not do them justice.
Doane’s new Test-Optional Admission is a short process.
Start by applying to Doane’s Crete campus;
Then have your high school transcript sent to us;
And finally provide us with a graded writing sample (one with written comments from your teacher on it) from either an English or history class. It must be a term paper, essay or short story, but it cannot be a poem. The paper should be reflective of your grade.
Test-Optional Admission won’t compromise the academic integrity of a Doane education or make it any less effective. Quite the opposite. It helps us evaluate students on a case-by-case basis, instead of believing that a test score and GPA tell the whole story about who you will be in a college classroom. That helps us include even more students, making our classrooms more diverse and intellectually stimulating.