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A student sitting down with an admissions counselorTest flexible application policy announced for 2021

Test flexible application policy announced for 2021

Charleston Southern University will waive standardized test score requirements for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 applicants with at least a 3.0 unweighted…

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