COVID-19 Updates and Information

'Test-Optional' Explained

Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests in the 2021 admissions cycle, Frostburg State University has made submitting test scores optional as part of its holistic review of applications for the 2021 admissions cycle (2021 spring, summer or fall semesters).

This decision supports FSU’s commitment to reducing barriers for students who plan to apply to Frostburg State University but are unable to take or re-take the SAT or ACT.

The university offers the following guidance:  

  • Applicants who have taken the SAT or ACT and feel their scores reflect their abilities should submit them for admission consideration.
  • Applicants who do not have scores, who had limited opportunities to retake the ACT or SAT more than once, or who feel that their scores do not reflect their ability to be successful at FSU will be reviewed for admission based on their high school transcript (including coursework), cumulative GPA, grade trends, and the strength of their high school curriculum.
  • Applicants will receive full consideration in the admissions process and in review for merit scholarships even if they are unable or choose not to submit an ACT or SAT score.