Providing Test Scores

PSAT, Pre-ACT, SAT, or ACT scores are optional for admission consideration.

The Bigger Picture

You aren't a number. Your application isn't treated like one.

Every application is reviewed holistically by a diverse and experienced group of faculty, staff, and leadership to ensure equity and impartiality.

When supplied, standardized test scores are among many factors we consider when reviewing applications. Admissions Review Committees also carefully examine high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and essays to evaluate your accomplishments, maturity, and demonstrated commitment to academics.

GSSM's Admissions Review Committees are committed to rendering the most informed admission decisions guided by a holistic review that considers applicants' backgrounds and experiences.

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How Does GSSM Evaluate an Application Without a Test Score?

GSSM considers the following components to make an admission decision for all applicants:

  • Completed Online Application
  • High School Transcript
  • Essays
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Character and determination
  • Test scores, when supplied to us, are added to these factors

Should I Provide My Scores?

If you’re pleased with your PSAT, Pre-ACT, SAT or ACT scores and think they reflect your academic ability, it is a good idea to submit them with your application. Otherwise, it might be better to strengthen other areas of your application that best demonstrate your abilities.

If you are unsure of whether you wish to provide test scores with your application, contact your Enrollment Counselor.

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