SNU to Adopt Test Optional for 21-22

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BETHANY, OK (September 28, 2020) – Effective for students applying for Fall 2021 through Spring 2022 semester, submitting scores from the ACT or SAT is optional for admission to SNU.

Test optional means that prospective students may submit their scores and SNU will take them into consideration, but test scores are not required. High school GPA and class rank (as reported on a student’s most current transcripts) will be the primary criteria for determining academic preparedness for SNU, should one choose to apply test optional.

“At the heart of our mission is a desire to serve students well.  We believe the move to test optional in this most unique season provides the best opportunity to assist students in their pursuit of a university degree,” said SNU President, Dr. Keith Newman. 

Students are encouraged to move forward with submitting their ACT or SAT scores since they will help in accurate course placement, and in some cases could also improve a student’s opportunity to gain admission and be eligible for scholarship opportunities. To learn more about SNU’s complete test-optional guidelines please visit:

For additional information regarding this new policy, please contact the SNU Office of Admissions at 405-491-6324 or  The SNU application for Fall 2021 can be found at:  

Southern Nazarene University, founded in 1899, is a private, Christian, liberal arts university – a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, SNU also maintains a center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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