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Mount Mercy makes admissions tests optional due to outbreak

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) - Mount Mercy University is moving to "test-optional" admissions for college applicants, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The university says it's aware many applicants may have had an ACT or SAT test date canceled due to the virus outbreak and is trying to accommodate them, according to a Wednesday afternoon press release.

"The university has always reviewed applicants holistically and wants to be sure our policies are in the best interest of students and their college success," Terri Crumley said, vice president of enrollment and marketing.

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher will be considered for admission based on their high school coursework and academic record. Students may be asked to submit supplemental information such as essays or recommendations in lieu of test scores.

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Travis Breese

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