Preparing for Fall 2021: FAQ

We know things feel uncertain right now, and we want to help you prepare for your future at Truman as best as we can. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions related to helping you apply to Truman for Fall 2021. Have more questions? Contact the Office of Admission at or 660-785-4114. We want to help!


Application Process

We would love to discuss your individual situation! Please contact the Office of Admission so we can best help you. You can reach us at 660-785-4114 or

Truman State University will be test-flexible for freshman applicants for Fall 2021.

Truman recognizes that the ACT and SAT standardized tests do play a role in providing information that assists with the holistic application review process. However, given the challenges facing the Class of 2021 with access to testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize that not all applicants will have the opportunity to test in a timely manner, if at all. We are fortunate that our holistic review process values all pieces of the student application, giving us the opportunity to review a variety of information for each student.

To accommodate students unable to test, we are offering the opportunity for applications to be reviewed without submitting a standardized test score. Upon submitting an application to the university, students who would like to be considered without a test score can submit this form. This form will alert us that the application should be reviewed without a standardized test score. The admission committee reserves the right to request additional information from applicants who request consideration without a test score.*

Students who wish to be considered for admission without a test score will not qualify for the TruMerit scholarship or Truman’s automatic admission option. Any applicants wishing to be considered without a test score must submit an essay. We encourage all applicants to submit additional materials, such as letters of recommendation, to supplement their application, but these are not required.

Competitive scholarship review will happen holistically, should students choose to apply without a test score. If students are able to test and wish to submit a test score after their application has been reviewed for admission, we will accept those scores and will use them in scholarship review. Students can request a secondary scholarship review upon providing new academic information. Truman will accept official test scores through April of the applicant’s senior year.

This policy is only for freshman applicants for Fall 2021. Please contact your admission counselor or the Office of Admission with any questions or concerns.

*Some academic programs may require a standardized test score for consideration for their program, including academic programs which require an additional application.

Yes, Truman’s application has been and will remain free for applicants.

Truman does not have a deadline for applications. However, freshman applicants should apply by December 1 for fullest scholarship consideration.

Yes! Beginning for students applying for Fall 2021, Truman will superscore both the ACT and SAT tests. Students must submit official score reports for the tests to be superscored.

Campus Visits

We will be offering campus visits in a multi-phase approach.

Phase 1, taking place from July 28 through August 14, will offer Private Campus Visits that include a one-on-one in-person meeting with an admission counselor and an outdoor only tour. These visits will be limited to one registrant per visit time, and registrants are limited to two guests. Registration will open on July 20.

Phase 2, beginning August 24, will offer Private Campus Visits that include a one-on-one in-person meeting with an admission counselor and a campus tour with some limitations. These visits will be have a limited number of registrants per visit time, and registrants will be limited to two guests. Registration will open on August 14.

Yes! Truman will continue to offer virtual admission presentations. You can find available times and register for a presentation here.

Admissions Information

Below, you’ll find helpful digital versions of our physical brochures and handouts. These are the same items you’ll receive during your in-person campus visit!

Have more questions?

You can contact your admission counselor using the forms here. They are a great resource for any other questions you might have!