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test optional

suny potsdam has a test optional admissions policy.

  • our policy falls in line with suny potsdam’s philosophy of personal attention and a handcrafted education.
  • it is a more holistic admissions process that examines students’ individual abilities. we look at students as people not just numbers.
  • student success remains our first priority. test scores are not always an effective measure of a student’s potential at suny potsdam. being test optional better fits the creative and interdisciplinary culture here.
  • research shows that the sat/act scores are among the poorest predictors of academic performance at suny potsdam.
  • high school averages and classes taken are the best predictor of grades earned in college.