The University of Notre Dame will continue with its test-optional policy for undergraduate enrollment for the next two years. The practice allows students to choose whether to submit a standardized test score to be included in their application.
The institution adopted the policy two years ago
Notre Dame says one-third of the students admitted to the Class of 2026, this year’s freshman class, did not submit a test score with their application.
“Notre Dame has long been committed to a holistic evaluation process. While test scores can provide helpful information about a student, we believe a number of factors are important, including rigor of high school coursework, intellectual curiosity and engagement both in and outside of the classroom,” said Micki Kidder, vice president for undergraduate enrollment.
The evaluation process continues to include the student’s academic performance in high school, rigor of the curriculum, written essays and extracurricular experiences.
Transfer applicants will also not be required to submit standardized test scores.