Colleges and universities that “superscore” the ACT or SAT will consider each applicant’s highest individual subject score from all of his or her official tests. For example, they will compile each student’s highest English score, Math score, Reading score, and Science score into one composite ACT “super” score, and consider this aggregated score as a part of the student’s application.

College Admissions:
Superscoring & Test Optional Status

Superscoring

Colleges and universities that "superscore" the ACT or SAT will consider each applicant's highest individual subject score from all of his or her official tests. For example, they will compile each student's highest English score, Math score, Reading score, and Science score into one composite ACT "super" score, and consider this aggregated score as a part of the student's application.

Test Optional

Colleges and universities that have adopted a "test optional" policy do not require students to submit an ACT or SAT score when applying for admission. Some colleges and universities have adopted such a policy on a temporary basis in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and others have adopted it permanently. Below you will find each university's current testing policy and a brief description of its currently anticipated duration. The Krupnick Approach generally recommends submitting test scores as long as students' score above the 25th percentile score for the specific school in question. This means that students may submit their test scores to some of the schools to which they are applying, but not to others.

American University

National University Ranking

72

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“Prospective students may apply to American University through our Early or Regular Decision Plan without submitting standardized
test scores.”

Amherst College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

2

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Standardized testing (either SAT or ACT) is an optional part of our admission application for both first-year applicants and transfer applicants and constitutes only one element of our comprehensive and holistic application review process.”

Auburn University

National University Ranking

97

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Auburn extended a test-flexible option for 2023.”

Barnard College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

18

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Barnard has adopted an SAT and ACT test-optional admission policy for students applying for the 2020-2023 first-year and transfer
admissions cycles. “

Bates College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

25

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Bates has been a national leader in the test-optional movement for nearly four decades. In October 1984, the faculty voted to make standardized testing, such as the SAT and the ACT, optional for all students
applying to Bates.”

Baylor University

National University Ranking

77

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“The test optional policy is relatively new to Baylor, and we continue to review and evaluate it for future classes. Therefore, the policy is subject to change as we work to best serve our potential students.”

Binghamton University--SUNY

National University Ranking

83

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Binghamton University will not require standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) for spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024.”

Boston College

National University Ranking

36

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Boston College has adopted a test-optional policy for first year applicants during the 2022-2023 admission cycle.”

Boston University

National University Ranking

41

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Boston University will adopt a test optional policy for first-year applicants applying for fall 2023/spring 2024.”

Bowdoin College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

6

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Bowdoin College has been test optional since 1969.”

Brandeis University

National University Ranking

41

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

Brigham Young University--Provo

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“Most applicants are not required to submit a standardized test score to be considered for admission to BYU through winter 2025.”

Brown University

National University Ranking

13

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

California Institute of Technology

National University Ranking

9

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Blind

Yes

“Colleges and universities that have adopted a “test blind” policy will not consider any applicants’ ACT or SAT scores when applying for admission.”

“Test-free through students applying for Fall 2025 (5-year moratorium)- Will not consider any test scores in application process.”

Carleton College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

6

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“Carleton adopted a test-optional policy for first-year applicants applying for admission for entry in Fall 2023. This means results of the SAT or the ACT are not required, but you may still submit them.”

Carnegie Mellon University

National University Ranking

22

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

Case Western Reserve University

National University Ranking

44

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Case Western Reserve University is test-optional for the classes entering through fall 2024 as a part of a pilot program.”

Claremont McKenna College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

9

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“CMC has extended our interim test-optional policy for first-year applicants applying for fall 2023 and 2024 admission.”

Clark University

National University Ranking

97

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“All US Citizens and Permanent Residents applying for first-year or transfer admission have the option of submitting standardized admissions test scores to be included in their admissions applications, but these results are not required.”

Clemson University

National University Ranking

77

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

No

“For the 2023 admissions cycle, Clemson has adopted a test-optional policy. Applicants are not required to submit a standardized test score to be considered for admission to Clemson for the 2023-2024 academic year.”

Colby College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

24

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

Colgate University

Liberal Arts College Ranking

18

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Submission of SAT and ACT scores is optional for all applicants through 2026.”

Colorado School of Mines

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Mines is a test-optional university.”

Columbia University

National University Ranking

18

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Test optional for students applying for entrance in Fall 2023 and
Fall 2024.”

Dartmouth College

National University Ranking

12

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

Davidson College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

15

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Students applying to Davidson have the option to submit or not submit standardized testing (ACT or SAT) as part of their application. “

Drexel University

National University Ranking

105

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Drexel is test-optional for first-year students applying for fall entry. This means, with some exceptions, applicants can choose whether to include standardized test scores as part of their application to the University.” “Final admission decisions are made using only the highest scores. Each time you submit scores, the University updates your application file with any new high scores. If you submit ACT scores and the composite score is higher than the SAT section scores, the ACT scores will be considered for admission.”

Duke University

National University Ranking

10

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

Elon University

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“While admission to the university does not require an SAT or ACT, Nursing, Accelerated Pathways to PA and DPT and the Accelerated 3+1 Business Dual-Degree programs are highly selective and require standardized test scores for admission and scholarship consideration.”

Emory University

National University Ranking

22

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Test optional for students applying for entrance in Fall 2023 and
Fall 2024.”

Florida State University

National University Ranking

55

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

No

Fordham University

National University Ranking

72

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“We have now extended our test-optional policy to include applicants through Fall 2024.”

George Washington University

National University Ranking

62

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“GW requires SAT/ACT scores from these groups: a) Applicants to the accelerated seven-year B.A./M.D. program; b) Applicants who are homeschooled; c) Applicants who attended secondary schools that provide only narrative evaluations rather than some form of grading scale; d) Recruited NCAA Division I athletes (Test-optional for 2021-2023 entry terms)” “SAT/ACT scores are an optional credential. You can decide if you want to submit your scores to GW as part of
your application.”

Georgetown University

National University Ranking

22

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

No

Georgia Institute of Technology

National University Ranking

44

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

No

Gonzaga University

National University Ranking

83

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

Grinnell College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

15

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Students applying for first-year admission are not required to submit an SAT and/or ACT test score.Grinnell’s test-optional policy will be in place until fall 2026, at which point we will re-evaluate the policy and determine whether or not to continue with it in future years.”

Hamilton College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

15

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Hamilton has suspended its testing requirement, and you can choose whether or not to submit SAT/ACT exam (or other test) results.”

Harvard University

National University Ranking

3

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Test optional for graduating classes 2027-2030.”
(2022, 2023, 2024, 2025)

Haverford College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

18

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Submission of SAT and ACT scores is optional for all applicants through 2026.”

Howard University

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“For the 2022-23 admission cycle, SAT/ACT test scores are not required to render a first year admission application complete.”

Indiana University--Bloomington

National University Ranking

72

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“IU Bloomington has a test-optional admissions policy, which allows students to choose at the point of application whether to have SAT or ACT test scores considered as part of their application review.”

Johns Hopkins University​

National University Ranking

7

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Test optional through the 2025-2026 application year.”
(2022, 2023, 2024, 2025)

Lehigh University

National University Ranking

51

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Lehigh University has adopted a test-optional policy regarding submission of SAT or ACT scores indefinitely. With the exception of applicants to the accelerated program with SUNY Optometry, first-year and transfer applicants can choose whether or not to submit SAT/ACT test scores for consideration.”

Loyola Marymount University

National University Ranking

77

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Loyola Marymount University has decided to waive the ACT/SAT requirement for students applying for the fall 2023 semester through the fall 2024 semester.”

Marquette University

National University Ranking

83

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Beginning with applications for the Fall 2020 term, Marquette joins a small group of top 100 nationally ranked universities, and over 1,000 institutions nationwide, that have decided to drop the ACT or SAT as a requirement for admission and scholarship consideration.”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

National University Ranking

2

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

No

Michigan State University

National University Ranking

77

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“MSU is test optional, which means that prospective first-year students have the opportunity to apply for admission without submitting
an ACT or SAT score.”

Middlebury College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

11

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Middlebury is currently test-optional. You do not have to submit standardized test scores with your application.”

New Jersey Institute of Technology

National University Ranking

97

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“First-year students applying to NJIT for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 can choose to not submit SAT and/or ACT scores. This does not apply to Albert Dorman Honors College or accelerated program applicants.”

New York University

National University Ranking

25

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

North Carolina State University

National University Ranking

72

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

NC State will be test-optional for 2023 and 2024 spring and fall first-year applicants.” “Your highest composite score, or super-score, is the highest sub-score from each section across your submitted exam dates. If you submit both the SAT and ACT we will only consider your
highest composite score.

Northeastern University

National University Ranking

44

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Prospective students applying for the 2022-2023 academic year can apply test-optional to Northeastern.”

Northwestern University

National University Ranking

10

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

Pepperdine University

National University Ranking

55

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Pepperdine University is now test optional for undergraduate international students and US students studying outside of the United States for the 2021-2022 academic year.”

Pomona College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

3

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“Pomona College has extended its test-optional policy for three additional years for students applying for first-year and transfer admission for Fall 2022, 2023 and 2024 entry. Under this policy, SAT or ACT scores are not required to apply, but students with available scores may choose to self-report them when applying.”

Princeton University

National University Ranking

1

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

Purdue University--West Lafayette

National University Ranking

51

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“For Spring, Summer, and Fall 2023, Purdue is test flexible. This means that if a student can take an SAT or ACT, we prefer they do so. However, we recognize that possible cancellations and postponement of national standardized tests due to pandemic restrictions may be impacting students’ applications. With that in mind, we will move forward and review any application from a student who is unable to take a standardized test.” ” In 2024, Purdue will return to requiring the SAT or ACT test score(s) for admission consideration.”

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

National University Ranking

51

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Due to the recent suspension of SAT and ACT testing, any student who applies to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an undergraduate in the fall of 2023 or the spring of 2023 will be able to choose whether or not to submit SAT or ACT scores. This is a continuation of the temporary suspension of our standardized testing requirement, and it will be re-evaluated for the Fall 2024 application cycle.”

Rice University

National University Ranking

15

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

Rutgers University--New Brunswick

National University Ranking

55

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“The SAT and ACT test submissions are optional for
undergraduate applicants.”

Santa Clara University

National University Ranking

55

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Santa Clara University is extending its “test-optional” policy for first-year and transfer students until 2023. Scores on the SAT or ACT are not required for students applying to Santa Clara University for 2022 or 2023 terms.”

Smith College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

13

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“SAT or ACT scores are optional for U.S. citizens and U.S.
permanent residents.”

Southern Methodist University

National University Ranking

72

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“We have extended our Temporary Test Optional policy to cover Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 applicants.”

Stanford University

National University Ranking

3

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Test optional for graduating classes 2027-2030.”
(2022, 2023, 2024, 2025)

Stevens Institute of Technology

National University Ranking

83

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“Stevens Institute of Technology is extending the SAT/ACT test optional policy, with some exceptions, for Fall 2023 first year applicants and Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Fall 2023 transfer applicants.”

Stony Brook University--SUNY

National University Ranking

77

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Stony Brook University has adopted a test-optional admissions policy for first year students applying for the Spring 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 semesters. We will assess options to continue utilizing test optional policies for future semesters at a later time, in coordination with SUNY.”

Swarthmore College

Liberal Arts College Ranking

4

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Swarthmore is extending our test-optional policy for students applying for fall 2023, fall 2024 and fall 2025 entry.”

Syracuse University

National University Ranking

62

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Given the extraordinary circumstances facing high school students and families due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SAT/ACT scores will not be required for students applying for Fall 2022, Fall 2023 or
Spring 2024 admission.”

Texas A&M University

National University Ranking

67

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“Texas A&M University will not require test scores from Freshman applicants for the Fall or Spring of the 2023 admissions cycle.”

Texas Christian University

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

The Ohio State University

National University Ranking

49

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“Ohio State has adopted a TEST-OPTIONAL policy for 2023 applicants.”

The Pennsylvania State University

National University Ranking

77

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“Penn State will be test-optional for summer/fall through 2023.”

Tufts University

National University Ranking

32

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Tufts University introduced a test-optional admissions policy for all undergraduate applicants for a 3-year period, beginning with applicants who apply for the Fall 2021 semester.”

Tulane University

National University Ranking

44

Superscore ACT

Yes

Superscore SAT

Yes

Test
Optional

Yes

“Submitting test scores for the SAT or ACT will be an optional — not required — part of the admission process for students applying this fall for a spot in Tulane University’s 2022 entering class. This is a one-year policy in response to the multiple test cancellations due to COVID-19 making it difficult for students to retake tests.”

United States Air Force Academy

Liberal Arts College Ranking

18

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

No

United States Military Academy at West Point

Liberal Arts College Ranking

9

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

No

“The Office of Admissions follows a “test flexible” policy for applicants to the Class of 2027. Students may submit a PSAT, SAT, or ACT with writing. Students are not required to provide any supporting documentation for why they have selected the PSAT in lieu of the SAT or ACT. Students who submit the PSAT or SAT may be required to provide a timed writing sample.”

United States Naval Academy

Liberal Arts College Ranking

6

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“For students applying for admission to the Class of 2027, the Office of Admissions will follow a “test flexible” policy, and we will review applications with or without standardized test scores.”

University at Buffalo--SUNY

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Optional

Yes

“UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. Students can share their scores as part of their application if they choose by selecting this option on their application. UB will consider your highest SAT or ACT score if you choose to submit test scores.”

University of California, Berkeley

National University Ranking

20

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Blind

Yes

“Colleges and universities that have adopted a “test blind” policy will not consider any applicants’ ACT or SAT scores when applying for admission.”

“University of California will institute a test-blind policy for in-state applicants beginning with the 2022-23 admissions cycle. Out-of- state applicants will still have the option of submitting
test scores during this period.”

University of California, Davis

National University Ranking

38

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Blind

Yes

“Colleges and universities that have adopted a “test blind” policy will not consider any applicants’ ACT or SAT scores when applying for admission.”

“UC Davis is test-free for all freshman applicants for fall 2021 through fall 2024. During this time we will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions or awarding scholarships.”

University of California, Irvine

National University Ranking

34

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Blind

Yes

“Colleges and universities that have adopted a “test blind” policy will not consider any applicants’ ACT or SAT scores when applying for admission.”

“UCI will not consider SAT or ACT scores for admission or
scholarship purposes.”

University of California, Los Angeles

National University Ranking

20

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Blind

Yes

“Colleges and universities that have adopted a “test blind” policy will not consider any applicants’ ACT or SAT scores when applying for admission.”

University of California, Merced

National University Ranking

97

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

No

Test
Blind

Yes

“Colleges and universities that have adopted a “test blind” policy will not consider any applicants’ ACT or SAT scores when applying for admission.”

“UC Merced will not consider SAT or ACT scores for admission or
scholarship purposes.”