ESU has a test-optional admission process and, with a few exceptions*, does not require applicants to submit standardized test scores (SAT or ACT scores) for the admissions process.

This practice allows applicants to decide for themselves whether their test results accurately reflect their academic ability and potential.

The application review process is focused on identifying those students who present a strong academic performance in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Our experience shows that the rigor of a student’s academic program and overall academic performance are strong predictors of future success at ESU.

Standardized test scores are used for Math and English placement once enrolled. Enrolled students will be asked to provide scores at that time or to sit for the placement exams offered by the Mathematics and English departments.

Please feel free to contact your Admission Counselor if you have any further questions.

*Please see questions below for more information.

Are there any programs/majors that require standardized test scores?
Yes. The following programs require submission of standardized test scores as part of the review and selection process.
  • Nursing (minimum 1070 SAT / 22 ACT) - visit Nursing department for additional entrance requirements
  • The University Honors Program (minimum 1220 SAT / 25 ACT)
Are standardized test scores required for scholarship consideration?
Yes. Among other criteria, submission of SAT/ACT scores are required for consideration for most academic and merit based scholarships.
Are standardized test scores required for Math and English course placement once enrolled?
Yes. ACT/SAT test scores are used for Math and English course placement. If test scores are not provided, additional testing will be required for placement purposes.

Contact Us

ESU Admissions events provide a wonderful opportunity to tour our beautiful campus, speak with faculty and learn more about our affordable tuition. Contact Office of Admissions at (570) 422-3542 or (877) 230-5547 with any questions about admission to ESU.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Reibman Administration Building
Phone:
(570) 422-3542
Fax:
(570) 422-3933 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Office of Admissions
Name
Phone:
(877) 230-5547