HAVE YOU HEARD? We're Test-Free!

What does "holistic" mean?
To support our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and because many of your personal qualities cannot be measured by standardized tests, we provide plenty of opportunities throughout the application for you to demonstrate not only your academic success, but also success in the areas of leadership, community engagement, commitment, family responsibilities, special talents, and so on. To ensure that all applicants receive a fair, equitable review and evaluation, our application review process is a thorough, personal, and complete evaluation of your application. We evaluate the "whole you"!

See what we DO consider



  • On-campus and Online Students

    • May 15, 2024 - Summer 2024 Deadline
    • August 1, 2024 - Fall 2024 Deadline
  • International Students

    • June 1, 2024 - Fall 2024 Deadline
    • November 1, 2024 - Spring 2025 Deadline

What we consider when making admissions decisions


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Will I qualify for merit scholarships without an ACT/SAT test score?

Yes. Achievement scholarships are determined on the holistic review of your application.

Are student-athletes required to submit test scores?

No. Students who initially enroll full time during the 2023-24 academic year and intend to play NCAA Division II athletics will NOT be required to take a standardized test to meet NCAA initial-eligibility requirements.

How will U of M Crookston evaluate my application without an ACT/SAT test score?

Through our holistic review process, we will review all other required materials including your high school transcript, involvement/activities in high school or your community, and short answer question(s). We will closely evaluate your school work including curriculum, trends in grades, and how you challenged yourself.