Preparing for Fall 2023: FAQ

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 2023. Have more personal questions? Connect with your admission counselor here or contact the Office of Admission at or 660-785-4114.

Application Process

Yes, we will be test-optional for freshman applicants for Fall 2023.

New first year students are welcome to apply to Truman using our traditional application or our test-optional application. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed without test scores, even if you had previously had your scores sent to us or if the test scores are present on your high school transcript. Learn more about how it works at

Note: Nursing majors must apply with a test score.

Yes, our application is free to use and will remain free so we can best serve students and families in their college search process.

We don’t have a deadline for applications. However, we recommend freshman applicants apply by December 1 for fullest scholarship consideration. Most students hear back from us within two weeks regarding an admission decision, and we include your initial scholarship information with that decision too.

Yes, we superscore both the ACT and SAT tests. Students must submit official score reports for the tests to be superscored. Some high school transcripts include official score reports on them, so we can use those as well in our admission review.

Campus Visits

Set up your personalized campus visit at We offer weekday visits, Saturday Showcase events, virtual visits, and some limited Saturday admissions presentations. About half of our students who visit campus choose to attend Truman because of our 


Yes! We will offer virtual admission presentations. You can find available times and register for a presentation here. You are welcome to contact your counselor about setting up a one-on-one virtual visit

I hope so. See when Truman will be in your neighborhood here.

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!