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.

National University Ranking

72

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

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

Liberal Arts College Ranking

2

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

97

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

Liberal Arts College Ranking

18

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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. “

Liberal Arts College Ranking

25

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

77

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

83

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

36

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

41

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

Liberal Arts College Ranking

6

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

“Bowdoin College has been test optional since 1969.”

National University Ranking

41

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

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

National University Ranking

13

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

National University Ranking

9

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Blind
NO
NO
YES

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

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

Liberal Arts College Ranking

6

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
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.”

National University Ranking

22

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

National University Ranking

44

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

Liberal Arts College Ranking

9

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

97

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
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.”

National University Ranking

77

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

Liberal Arts College Ranking

24

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

Liberal Arts College Ranking

18

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

“Mines is a test-optional university.”

National University Ranking

18

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

12

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

Liberal Arts College Ranking

15

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

105

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

10

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
NO
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.”

National University Ranking

22

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

55

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
NO

National University Ranking

72

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

62

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

22

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
YES
NO

National University Ranking

44

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
NO

National University Ranking

83

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

Liberal Arts College Ranking

15

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

Liberal Arts College Ranking

15

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

3

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
YES
YES

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

Liberal Arts College Ranking

18

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

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

National University Ranking

72

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

7

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

51

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

77

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

83

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

2

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
NO

National University Ranking

77

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
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.”

Liberal Arts College Ranking

11

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

97

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

25

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

National University Ranking

72

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

44

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

10

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

National University Ranking

55

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
YES
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.”

Liberal Arts College Ranking

3

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
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.”

National University Ranking

1

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
YES
YES

National University Ranking

51

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

51

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

15

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

National University Ranking

55

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

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

National University Ranking

55

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

Liberal Arts College Ranking

13

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

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

National University Ranking

72

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

3

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

83

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
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.”

National University Ranking

77

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
YES
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.”

Liberal Arts College Ranking

4

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

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

National University Ranking

62

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

67

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

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

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

National University Ranking

49

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

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

National University Ranking

77

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

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

National University Ranking

32

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

National University Ranking

44

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
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.”

Liberal Arts College Ranking

18

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
NO

Liberal Arts College Ranking

9

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
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.”

Liberal Arts College Ranking

6

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
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.”

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
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.”

National University Ranking

20

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Blind
NO
NO
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.”

National University Ranking

38

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Blind
NO
NO
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.”

National University Ranking

34

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Blind
NO
NO
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.”

National University Ranking

20

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Blind
NO
NO
YES
“Colleges and universities that have adopted a “test blind” policy will not consider any applicants’ ACT or SAT scores when applying for admission.”

National University Ranking

97

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Blind
NO
NO
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.”

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Blind
NO
NO
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 Riverside will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions or awarding scholarships. If you choose to submit test scores as part of your application, they may be used as an alternative method of fulfilling minimum requirements for eligibility or for course placement after you enroll.”

National University Ranking

34

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Blind
NO
NO
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 San Diego is test free and will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions.”

National University Ranking

32

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Blind
NO
NO
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 will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions or awarding scholarships.”

National University Ranking

83

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Blind
NO
NO
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 Santa Cruz no longer uses standardized exam scores (ACT/SAT) in our comprehensive review and selection process.”

National University Ranking

6

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

National University Ranking

97

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
NO

National University Ranking

67

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

“At UConn, we understand that one test may not accurately define a student’s academic progress and potential, which is why we are allowing first-year applicants the choice to submit standardized test results through the fall 2026 admission cycle.”

National University Ranking

89

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
YES
YES

All students applying to UD may choose whether or not to submit their SAT or ACT scores as a part of their application.

National University Ranking

29

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
NO

National University Ranking

49

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
NO

National University Ranking

41

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

National University Ranking

97

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

National University Ranking

83

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

“The Iowa Board of Regents has permanently extended a provision that gives students the option to include or not include their ACT or SAT test scores when applying to Iowa’s public universities.”

National University Ranking

55

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

“Yes. In recognition of the ongoing COVID-19 impacts on prospective students, UMD has decided to extend its practice to make SAT and ACT scores optional for the Spring and Fall 2023 application cycles.”

National University Ranking

67

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

“Therefore, through the fall 2023 entering class, standardized tests are optional for first-year entering applicants.”

National University Ranking

55

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

“The University of Miami will remain test optional for all students applying for Spring and Fall 2023.”

National University Ranking

25

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

“Test Flexible policy will continue for the 2023 and 2024 recruitment cycles.”

National University Ranking

62

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

“Freshman applicants for the fall 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025 terms are not required to submit an ACT or SAT test score.”

National University Ranking

29

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

“Test optional for fall 2023 and 2024 admission.”

National University Ranking

18

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

“Notre Dame is test-optional for the 2023 and 2024 application cycles.”

National University Ranking

7

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

National University Ranking

62

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

“We will take your highest ACT composite score and your highest SAT superscore. We will accept the ACT superscore if submitted directly from ACT. Please note that the university has extended the test-optional program through Fall 2025.”

Liberal Arts College Ranking

18

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES
“For the class entering in Fall 2023, the University of Richmond will not require SAT/ACT scores to complement your application.”

National University Ranking

36

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

National University Ranking

34

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Blind
NO
NO
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 San Diego is test free and will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions.”

National University Ranking

97

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

“USF considers your highest submitted section scores across all SAT and ACT test dates. Final admission decisions will be made using only your highest cumulative scores. Each time you submit test scores to USF, we will update your record with any new high scores. We strongly encourage you to submit your scores each time you take the SAT or ACT. Sending your scores each time you take the SAT or ACT can benefit you by allowing us to consider you for all available enrollment-related opportunities.”

National University Ranking

25

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

National University Ranking

38

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

“High school students who apply to The University of Texas at Austin for fall 2023 undergraduate admission will not be required to submit an ACT or SAT test score as part of their application.”

National University Ranking

25

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
YES
YES

“Unclear if they superscore ACT as well. Call University to confirm.”

National University Ranking

55

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
NO

“The UW is technically test-optional. However, test-optional can mean different things at different schools. At the UW, you will not be disadvantaged for sending low scores or for not sending scores. In fact, when reading your application, the reviewers will not see your test scores, if provided. However, test scores that fall above our middle 50% (see the freshman profile for more information) may be considered for a handful of students who may not otherwise be admitted.”

National University Ranking

38

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

“Students who are applying for admission in spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023, spring 2024, fall 2024, and spring 2025 will not be required to submit an ACT or SAT score as part of their application for admission.”

National University Ranking

13

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

“Test optional for students starting classes in Fall 2023 and 2024.”

13

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES
Vassar does not require students to submit the SAT or ACT for the 2022–2023 admission cycle. “

National University Ranking

51

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

“Villanova University is test-optional for the 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23 Admission campaigns.”

National University Ranking

62

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

“Virginia Tech shifted to test-optional for first-year applicants entering in Fall 2021 due to ongoing concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Virginia Tech remains test-optional for first-year applicants entering through Fall 2025.”

National University Ranking

29

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

Liberal Arts College Ranking

11

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

“W&L has extended its test-optional admission policy to include students seeking entry as first-year or transfer students in 2023. This suspension means that SAT or ACT scores are not required to be considered for admission in the 2022-23 application cycle.”

National University Ranking

15

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

“Test optional through 2024.”

Liberal Arts College Ranking

5

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

“Wellesley College has temporarily suspended its standardized test requirement for a four-year period of review. Applicants to Wellesley for entry in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 are not required to submit SAT or ACT test results with their applications.”

Liberal Arts College Ranking

18

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

National University Ranking

41

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

Liberal Arts College Ranking

1

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
YES
YES
YES

“All students applying for entry at Williams in fall 2023 may choose whether to submit SAT/ACT exam results. Regardless, your application will be reviewed in a thorough, student-centered, holistic admission process.”

National University Ranking

67

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

“WPI is now piloting a new policy that eliminates SAT and ACT scores entirely from its admission process. The change, which takes effect beginning with applicants who will apply for entrance to WPI for fall of 2022.”

National University Ranking

3

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
YES
YES

“Will consider individual sub scores for ACT.”

National University Ranking

67

Superscore ACT
Superscore SAT
Test Optional
NO
NO
YES

“Effective immediately, YU will no longer be requiring standardized test scores for regular admission, but if submitted, the applicant’s ACT/SAT official score report must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the testing service.”

The rankings provided above are based on U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best National University Rankings’ and ‘National Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings’.

Total Count

Superscore ACT

78

Superscore SAT

86

Test Optional

110

Test Blind

12

Superscore ACT 60%
Superscore SAT 66.15%
Test Optional 84.62%
Test Blind 9.23%

Average Rank

Superscore ACT

45

Superscore SAT

43

Test Optional

48

ACT-SAT Corr0.895
ACT-T.O. Corr0.553
SAT-T.O. Corr0.575

 

ACT-Rank Corr-0.090
SAT-Rank Corr-0.172
T.O.-Rank Corr0.074