University Prep prepares students for college and life. We believe there are a variety of ways for students to demonstrate their academic strengths; standardized testing is one way. For admission to UPrep, testing is just one factor in the admission process.

We know that due to COVID-19, many standardized test opportunities that occur during the school year or that students take as part of the private school admission process were canceled. As we look toward the 2021–22 admission season, UPrep seeks to assist applicant families who are experiencing challenges with accessing standardized testing for their child(ren).

For the 2021–2022 admission season, UPrep will implement a test flexible policy. Test flexible means that we will accept any standardized test results that a student has and chooses to share. The results could be from a test taken at school (such as the ERB, CTP, Smarter Balanced, or MAP test) or results from a current ISEE or SSAT admission test. We do require that any prior testing be from the last two academic years (2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years) OR current testing to be from the current academic school year (2021-2022).

This test flexible approach enables us to meet applicant families where they are and not penalize prospective students because of testing cancelations due to COVID-19. At the end of the 2021–22 admission season, UPrep will gather and examine the aggregate admissions testing data submitted to us during the past two years of a changing education landscape and decide on our course of action going forward.

Please contact Shavette McGhee, director of enrollment management, with any questions at smcghee@universityprep.org.

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