Applying to NewU is Easy as 1-2-3
Take photos or scans of your high school transcript or GED certificate.
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Why Do We Make it So Easy to Apply?
High School GPA, the Unsung Hero of College Admissions
We bet you didn’t know that your high school GPA is the best predictor of academic success in college. Here is the science. So why are other colleges asking for all this additional stuff like test scores, essays, and recommendation letters? Because common sense dictates that having more information is better. But when it comes to college admissions, less is actually more.
The Myth that Better Colleges Require Standardized Testing
In 2020 about 1 out of every 3 bachelor’s degree programs in the US went test-optional. A year later the number has more than doubled, taking the vast majority of US colleges test-optional. As of the time of writing this, more than 75% of undergraduate schools were test-optional for Fall 2022 admissions.
But we are not stopping there. We are proud to be in the select company of just a few trailblazing great schools such as Cornell University, University of California, and a handful of others who have gone test-blind, meaning standardized test scores are not considered for admission purposes at all.
The Dark Side of Applying to College
All the extra requirements outside of high school GPA have a dark side to them as well, as they tend to favor applicants who could afford to pay for SAT and ACT tutors, essay reviewers and helpers, and college prep advisors. That just doesn’t seem fair to those who can’t afford to spend the money to get a leg up in the college admissions race.
Additionally, a recent study revealed that 1 in 4 parents cheated to get their child into college. Wow. Most of us seek validation on the merits of our own hard work and accomplishments, so getting into college because someone’s family has money or because a parent helped them get admitted is probably not how any of us want to play it without feeling as a fraud down the line. Here is a chance to get into college the right way.
And remember, high school GPA actually outperforms any test score, essay, or any other admissions metric as to how well it predicts whether you are likely to succeed in college.
Applying to NewU is Fair, Fast, and Stress-Free
So just like with so many other aspects of NewU University, we put a lot of thought in how to make college better. We made it fair, yet fast and stress-free to apply. NO TEST SCORES. NO ESSAYS. NO RECOMMENDATIONS. All you need is just your latest high school transcript or GED certificate, any photo ID, and a couple of minutes to submit our free application form. No immigration documents required. You are welcome.
And we promise no anxiety, either. We will let you know if you get admitted within 24 hours. Rest assured, it’s always a simple Yes or No at NewU. We hate those waitlists as much as you do. Who came up with this waitlist nonsense anyway?
So dive right in and submit your application today. Discover NewU University for yourself, and tell your friends about it.