April 29, 2020
Mars Hill University is taking steps to make the admissions process as fair as possible for the incoming fall 2020 class, already dealing with multiple challenges because of the coronavirus pandemic. Among those steps is making optional the submission of SAT and/or ACT scores for first-year students enrolling for this fall. Students who have taken the tests are welcome to submit their scores, but it is not a requirement for fall 2020 admissions.
Because of closings of high schools across the country, the companies that own the tests have canceled some scheduled exams, with the ACT planning to resume in June and the SAT in August. With that disruption in the availability of testing, Mars Hill has made it optional for applicants to submit the standardized test scores, in order to provide a more level admissions process across all applicants for the fall semester.