Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Admissions Criteria

The college application process can be stressful, especially if you know that your standardized test scores don’t reflect your full potential. While many of our incoming students place in the top two-fifths of their graduating class and have above average SAT or ACT scores, we’re happy to evaluate the rigor of your high school classes, your GPA, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular activities instead. It’s an initiative we call the Test Optional Choice, and it could help take your application from good to great.

Here’s what you should know about Lycoming’s Test Optional Choice:

  • You must fall in the top half of your graduating class to be eligible.
  • Two graded writing samples are required in place of your test scores. Each sample should be at least two pages long and analytical in nature.
  • You’ll still get consideration for all types of financial aid. You will also get full consideration for academic scholarships, talent scholarships, and grants.

Interested? Complete the Test Optional Choice form and return it to Admissions.

Access the Form