SUNY Potsdam has a test optional admissions policy.
Our policy falls in line with SUNY Potsdam’s philosophy of personal attention and a handcrafted education.
It is a more holistic admissions process that examines students’ individual abilities. We look at students as people not just numbers.
Student success remains our first priority. Test scores are not always an effective measure of a student’s potential at SUNY Potsdam. Being test optional better fits the creative and interdisciplinary culture here.
Research shows that the SAT/ACT scores are among the poorest predictors of academic performance at SUNY Potsdam.
High school averages and classes taken are the best predictor of grades earned in college.