Marietta College is offering test-optional admission to students applying for the fall 2021 and fall 2022 semesters. An SAT or ACT score will not be required for applicants who wish to be considered for these upcoming semesters.

We have prepared this page to address many common questions. If you have additional questions, we encourage you to reach out to your admission counselor or contact the Office of Admission at

Why has MC made standardized test scores optional?

How will MC evaluate students who do not choose to submit their test scores?

Are there any students who must submit a test score?

How do I decide if applying test-optional is right for me?

Will I still be considered for merit-based scholarships if I apply without test scores?

How do I denote that I would like to apply as test-optional?

What if I change my mind if I want to switch from either test-optional or submit test scores?

What if I want to apply test-optional but my scores have already been submitted?

How do I report my ACT or SAT scores if I want them to be considered as part of the admission review process?