CWRU’s test-optional policy

Fall trees and sunshine on the Case Quad

Case Western Reserve University wants to remove barriers to completing your college application.

We know taking the ACT or SAT may be difficult—or, frankly, impossible—this year, and so we have gone test optional for the class entering in fall 2021.

No catches. No exceptions.
•    No testing is required for any of our nearly 100 programs of undergraduate study.
•    No testing is required for the Pre-Professional Scholars Program (conditional admission to medical or dental school).
•    No testing is required for any of our scholarship or financial aid programs.
•    If you take a standardized test, you choose whether to send us your scores or not.

CWRU is test-optional for students entering in the fall of 2021. We will determine policies for future classes in winter 2020/21.

Learn more about how to apply to CWRU.