Admission to Adelphi University will continue to be standardized test optional for current high school juniors applying for admission this coming year, recognizing the difficulty of taking SATs or ACTs during the pandemic.

In collaboration with University leadership, the Adelphi Faculty Senate approved the extension, joining many colleges and universities around the nation taking the step to adopt temporary or permanent test-optional measures.

“The current national health pandemic continues to impact our students and families nationwide, requiring flexibility for our applicants,” said Kristen Capezza, MBA ’12, vice president of enrollment management and University communications. “As we remain committed to our holistic review of applicants and committed to student health and safety, Adelphi has extended its test-optional policy for another year. We hope that this decision helps to reduce the stress of an already complicated process for many students and families who are considering the benefits of an Adelphi education and experience.”

Adelphi has extended its test-optional policy, allowing students the option, but not the requirement, to submit the SAT or ACT for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 admission. In addition, merit scholarships will not be contingent on submission of test scores. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Adelphi had been evaluating a permanent shift to test optional and will continue to do so in the interim.

Prospective students who are non-native English speakers will still be required to submit English language exam scores that demonstrate their proficiency in the language. Additionally, a select few joint degree programs will require submission of test scores on the basis of partner institution requirements. Should any partner institutions modify their requirements to become test optional, Adelphi will counsel students accordingly.

For more information, visit our How to Apply: Guide for First-Year Students or email

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