Preparing for Fall 2024: 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. Have more personal questions? Contact the Office of Admission at or 660-785-4114. 

Application Process

Yes, we will be test-optional for freshman applicants for Fall 2024.

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: If you’re applying to be a nursing major, you must apply with a test score.

Yes, our application is free and will remain free so we can better serve students 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, so we get back to you pretty quickly.

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 when reviewing your application.

Campus Visits

Set up your campus visit. We offer visits at multiple times every Monday – Friday. You can also join us for Truman Experience Weekend!


Have more questions?

You can contact an admission counselor. They are a great resource for any other questions you might have!