Trine University has permanently made ACT and SAT scores optional for traditional
undergraduate students seeking admission.
“We want to make a quality private education at Trine accessible to all students,”
said Kim Bennett, vice president for enrollment management. “We have always had a
free application, and this removes another financial burden as well as the extensive
time commitment required for test preparation.
“In addition, a four-hour exam may not tell a student’s entire story. Eliminating
the test requirement allows us to get to know our applicants better by learning about
other aspects of their life and education.”
Trine originally made test scores optional in fall 2020 due to standardized test cancellations
amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Such an approach has become more common nationwide as
higher education institutions take a more holistic approach to the admission process.
Applicants who are able to take the ACT or SAT may submit scores if they choose, but
those scores will be considered as only part of their overall academic record.
In addition to eliminating test requirements and application fees, Trine University
makes the admission process more accessible and flexible for students by accepting
applications throughout the year, and also through the convenient Common App.
The university charges the same tuition rate to all students, even those from states
outside Indiana. Ninety-eight percent of Trine students receive some form of financial
aid, helping keep student debt loads low.
For more information on applying to Trine University, visit trine.edu/apply.
Last Updated: 04/19/2022