Northwest Removes ACT, SAT Requirement For Prospective Students Entering In 2021

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University is not requiring prospective students to submit ACT or SAT test scores for admission to the University during the spring and fall 2021 semesters, effective immediately.

“During these unprecedented times, Northwest is committed to removing barriers and assisting students in achieving their academic goals,” Jeremy Waldeier, executive director of student recruiting said. “Just as the University is focused on student success – every student, every day – our admissions and recruiting team is focused on helping students make the transition from high school to the college campus so they are set up to be successful.”

Although ACT or SAT scores are not required for admission, prospective students who wish to be eligible for merit-based scholarships must submit ACT or SAT scores and high school grade-point average to the admissions office for consideration. Families may find additional scholarship information by visiting

Home-schooled and graduates of unaccredited high schools also must submit test scores for admission.

Prospective students and their families are invited to learn more about attending Northwest by scheduling an in-person visit or by participating in Northwest’s virtual Discover Your Major Visit Days as well as Virtual Visits with Financial Aid. To view all of the visit opportunities, visit