2021 Freshman Test Optional Admission
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, UTC will offer a test-optional admission criteria
for spring & fall 2021. Prospective students will have two options for receiving
an admissions decision.
- Students with current ACT/SAT scores or those planning to take the exam in the future
can select the traditional admissions process based on the following requirements
(2.85 GPA & 18 ACT/SAT or 2.5 GPA & 21 ACT/SAT). Students with the appropriate test
scores and GPA will be automatically admitted.
- Students with a minimum 3.00 grade point average that do not currently have an ACT/SAT
score can choose the test-optional admissions process. To be considered for admission
under this criteria, students must provide one teacher recommendation.
Yes! If you select test optional and meet the program requirements, you will be admitted
prior to receiving your ACT/SAT scores. Once you receive your scores, you can submit
them to be added to your file at a later date.
UTC will not rescind your admission if you ACT/SAT is below our traditional admission
Not initially, but you can be!
In order to be considered for institutional scholarships, we do have to have a ACT/SAT
score on file before the scholarship deadline.
No. If you select test optional admission and are admitted, UTC will not rescind your
admission due to an ACT/SAT score lower than our traditional admissions standards.
UTC policy is to accept the highest GPA provided on your transcript. This can be weighted
If a numeric GPA is not provided, UTC calculates your GPA on a flat 4.0 scale.
Yes! There is an appeal to the test optional admissions policy. Please apply and then
contact Terrence Banks for more information.
Teacher recommendations can be uploaded via the application portal at http://www.utc.edu/apply
(click "check my status"). There will be a section under your application which allows
you to upload the recommendation.
If your question is still not answered, please feel free to contact Terrence Banks for more information.