Le Moyne College is a test-optional school. This means that students applying to Le Moyne College may have the option of submitting their SAT and ACT test scores or withholding them for consideration as part of the admission process.
In some instances, it may still be required or in the student's best interest to submit test scores. Test scores must be submitted in the following circumstances:
- To be considered for top academic scholarships
- For the following programs:
- Physician assistant studies program
- Occupational Therapy program
- Dual-degree nursing program
- Early assurance to medical or dental school programs
- All affiliated 3+3 and affiliated 3+4 medical programs
- Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
- If you have been homeschooled
- If you are an international student for who English is not your first language and whose educational instruction was not in English for the greater part of your educational experience
If none of the above applies and you prefer not to submit test scores, admission will be determined by other factors.
About Le Moyne's Decision to Become Test Optional
“This decision, part of a growing trend in higher education, is aligned very closely with the Jesuit mission of Le Moyne College, which has a strong history of welcoming first-generation students,” said Le Moyne President Linda LeMura. “While it’s true that standardized tests can provide one indication of the qualifications of students applying to Le Moyne, we strongly believe that by becoming test optional our applicant pool will include more students from demographic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented.”
The decision to become test optional was consideration at Le Moyne for some time. Students still have the option of submitting standardized test scores, but will not be at a disadvantage if they do not. In recent years, the College has put an increasing reliance for admission on other criteria, including high school transcripts, the rigor of completed course work, extracurricular activities, community involvement, essays and personal recommendations.
“Our goal is to attract students who are not only exceptional scholars, but will also become involved with other key elements of the Le Moyne educational experience, such as service-learning and student clubs,” said Bill Cheetham, assistant vice president for enrollment management. “By increasing our reliance on factors other than standardized tests, we will be able to conduct a more holistic review of the criteria necessary to predict student success.”