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Transfer Testing Policies

When looking to transfer to a four-year college, many students wonder, “Will I need to submit an SAT or ACT score?” Policies in this realm vary greatly, from fully test-optional to test-optional if you meet a certain credit requirement, to requiring tests regardless of how many credits you have accrued. College Transitions’ list provides information on the ACT/SAT requirement for transfer students at 350+ of the nation's most competitive four-year institutions.

*Data collected from institution websites and Common Data Set (CDS) forms.

Table updated July 2020.

 

InstitutionStandardized Testing Policy
Agnes Scott CollegeRequired (or writing sample/interview)
Albion CollegeRequired for under 60 credits
Alfred UniversityNot Required
Allegheny CollegeNot Required
Alma CollegeRequired for under 25 credits
American UniversityNot Required
Amherst CollegeRecommended
Appalachian State UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Arizona State UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Auburn UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Augustana College (IL)Not Required
Austin CollegeRequired for under 30 credits
Babson CollegeRequired
Bard CollegeNot Required
Barnard CollegeRequired
Bates CollegeNot Required
Baylor UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Belmont UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Beloit CollegeNot Required
Bennington CollegeNot Required
Bentley CollegeRequired for under 24 credits
Berea CollegeRequired for under 24 credits
Berry CollegeSuggested for under 15 credits
Birmingham Southern CollegeNot Required
Boston CollegeRequired
Boston UniversityNot Required
Bowdoin CollegeNot Required
Bradley UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Brandeis UniversityNot Required
Brigham Young UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Brown UniversityRequired
Bryant UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Bryn Mawr CollegeRequired
Bucknell UniversityNot Required
Butler UniversityNot Required
California Institute of TechnologyMath/Physics Entrance Exams
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoNot Required
Canisius CollegeRequired for under 24 credits
Carleton CollegeRecommended
Carnegie Mellon UniversityRequired
Case Western Reserve UniversityRequired under 45 credits
Catholic UniversityNot Required
Centre CollegeRequired
Champlain CollegeNot Required
Chapman UniversityNot Required
Christopher Newport UniversityRecommended
Claremont McKenna CollegeRecommended
Clark UniversityNot Required
Clarkson UniversityRequired under 24 credits
Clemson UniversityRequired under 30 credits
Colby CollegeNot Required
Colgate UniversityNot Required
College of CharlestonRequired under 24 credits
College of the AtlanticRecommended
College of the Holy CrossRecommended
College of the OzarksRequired for under 24 credits
College of William and MaryRequired for under 30 credits
Colorado CollegeNot Required
Colorado School of MinesRequired for under 30 credits
Colorado State UniversityNot Required
Columbia UniversityRequired
Connecticut CollegeNot Required
Cooper UnionRequired
Cornell CollegeRequired for under 24 credits
Cornell UniversityRequired
Creighton UniversityNot Required
CUNY, Baruch CollegeRequired for under 30 credits
CUNY, Brooklyn CollegeNot Required
CUNY, City CollegeRequired for under 30 credits
CUNY, Hunter CollegeRequired
Dartmouth CollegeRequired
Davidson CollegeNot Required
Denison UniversityNot Required
DePaul UniversityNot Required
DePauw UniversityRequired
Dickinson CollegeNot Required
Drake UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Drew UniversityRequired for under 12 credits
Drexel UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Duke UniversityRequired
Duquesne UniversityRequired (varies by college)
Earlham CollegeNot Required
East Carolina UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Eckerd CollegeRequired for under 27 credits
Elizabethtown CollegeNot Required
Elon UniversityRequired
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Emerson CollegeRequired for under 30 credits
Emory UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Evergreen State CollegeRequired for under 40 credits
Fairfield UniversityNot Required
Florida Atlantic UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Florida Institute of TechnologyRequired for under 24 credits
Florida International UniversityRequired for under 60 credits
Florida Southern CollegeRequired for under 25 credits
Florida State UniversityRequired
Fordham UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Franklin & Marshall CollegeNot Required
Furman UniversityNot Required
George Mason UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
George Washington UniversityNot Required
Georgetown CollegeNot Required
Georgetown UniversityRequired
Georgia CollegeRequired for under 30 credits
Georgia Institute of TechnologyNot Required
Georgia State UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Gettysburg CollegeRecommended
Gonzaga UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Goucher CollegeNot Required
Grinnell CollegeNot Required
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeNot Required
Hamilton CollegeRequired for under 30 credits
Harvard UniversityRequired
Harvey Mudd CollegeNot Required
Haverford CollegeRequired
Hendrix CollegeRequired for under 30 credits
High Point UniversityNot Required
Hiram CollegeRequired for under 12 credits
Hobart and William Smith CollegesNot Required
Hofstra UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Hollins UniversityRecommended
Hood CollegeNot Required
Hope CollegeNot Required
Howard UniversityNot Required
Illinois Institute of TechnologyRequired for under 30 credits
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityNot Required
Indiana UniversityNot Required
Ithaca CollegeNot Required
James Madison UniversitySometimes Requested
Johns Hopkins UniversityNot Required
Juniata CollegeNot Required
Kalamazoo CollegeNot Required
Kenyon CollegeNot Required
Kettering UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Knox CollegeNot Required
Lafayette CollegeRecommended
Lake Forest CollegeNot Required
Lawrence UniversityNot Required
Lehigh UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Lewis & Clark CollegeRequired for under 29 credits
Louisiana State UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Loyola Marymount UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Loyola University ChicagoRequired for under 12 credits
Loyola University MarylandRequired
Macalester CollegeNot Required
Marietta CollegeRequired
Marist CollegeNot Required
Marquette UniversityNot Required
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyRequired
McDaniel CollegeNot Required
Messiah CollegeRequired for under 12 credits
Miami UniversityRequired for under 20 credits
Michigan State UniversityRequired for under 28 credits
Middlebury CollegeNot Required
Millsaps CollegeRequired for under 30 credits
Milwaukee School of EngineeringRequired for under 24 credits
Mississippi State UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Morehouse CollegeNot Required
Mount Holyoke CollegeNot Required
Muhlenberg CollegeRequired
New College of FloridaRequired
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNot Required
New York UniversityRequired for under 32 credits
North Carolina State UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Northeastern UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Northwestern UniversityRequired
Oberlin CollegeRequired
Occidental CollegeNot Required
Oglethorpe UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Ohio State UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Ohio UniversityRequired for under 20 credits
Oregon State UniversityNot Required
Penn State UniversityRequired for under 12 credits
Pepperdine UniversityNot Required
Pitzer CollegeNot Required
Pomona CollegeRecommended
Princeton UniversityRecommended
Principia CollegeRequired for under 30 credits
Providence CollegeNot Required
Purdue UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Quinnipiac UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Ramapo College of New JerseyRequired for under 45 credits
Reed CollegeRequired
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteRequired for under 60 credits
Rhodes CollegeNot Required
Rice UniversityNot Required
Ripon CollegeRequired for under 18 credits
Roanoke CollegeRequired for under 24 credits
Rochester Institute of TechnologyRequired for under 30 credits
Rockhurst UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Rollins CollegeNot Required
Rutgers UniversityNot Required
Saint John's University (MN)Not Required
Saint Joseph's UniversityNot Required
Saint Louis UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Saint Mary's College, Notre DameRequired for under 24 credits
Saint Michael's CollegeNot Required
Samford UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
San Diego State UniversityNot Required
San Francisco State UniversityNot Required
Santa Clara UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Sarah Lawrence CollegeNot Required
Scripps CollegeNot Required
Seattle UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Seton Hall UniversityRecommended
Sewanee: University of the SouthNot Required
Siena CollegeNot Required
Simmons CollegeNot Required
Skidmore CollegeNot Required
Smith CollegeNot Required
Southern Methodist UniversityNot Required
Southwestern UniversityNot Required
Spelman CollegeRequired for under 30 credits
St. Edward's UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
St. John's College, AnnapolisRecommended
St. John's College, Santa FeRecommended
St. Lawrence UniversityNot Required
St. Mary's College of MarylandRequired for under 24 credits
St. Olaf CollegeRequired
Stanford UniversityRequired
Stevens Institute of TechnologyRequired for under 30 credits
Stonehill CollegeNot Required
SUNY, Binghamton UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
SUNY, College of Environmental Science and ForestryRequired for under 30 credits
SUNY, GeneseoRequired for under 24 credits
SUNY, Maritime CollegeRequired for under 15 credits
SUNY, New PaltzRequired for under 45 credits
SUNY, OneontaRequired for under 24 credits
SUNY, OswegoSometimes Requested
SUNY, Purchase CollegeRequired for under 24 credits
SUNY, Stony Brook UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
SUNY, University at AlbanyRequired for under 24 credits
SUNY, University at BuffaloRequired for under 24 credits
Susquehanna UniversityNot Required
Swarthmore CollegeNot Required
Syracuse UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Temple UniversitySometimes Requested
Texas A&M UniversityNot Required
Texas Christian UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Texas Tech UniversityRequired for under 12 credits
The College of New JerseyRequired for under 45 credits
The College of WoosterRequired
Thomas Aquinas CollegeRequired
Towson UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Trinity CollegeNot Required
Trinity UniversityRequired
Truman State UniversityRequired for under 24 credits
Tufts UniversityNot Required
Tulane UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Union CollegeRecommended for under 30 credits
University of AlabamaRequired for under 24 credits
University of ArizonaNot Required
University of California, BerkeleyNot Required
University of California, DavisRequired
University of California, IrvineNot Required
University of California, Los AngelesNot Required
University of California, RiversideRequired
University of California, San DiegoNot Required
University of California, Santa BarbaraNot Required
University of California, Santa CruzNot Required
University of Central FloridaRequired for under 30 credits
University of ChicagoRecommended
University of CincinnatiRequired (some programs)
University of Colorado BoulderRequired for under 24 credits
University of Connecticut, StorrsRequired for under 30 credits
University of DallasRequired for under 24 credits
University of DaytonSometimes Requested
University of DelawareRequired for under 30 credits
University of DenverRecommended for under 30 credits
University of EvansvilleRequired for some majors
University of FloridaNot Required
University of GeorgiaNot Required
University of Hawaii at ManoaRequired for under 24 credits
University of HoustonRequired for under 15 credits
University of Illinois at ChicagoRequired for under 24 credits
University of Illinois, Urbana ChampaignRequired for under 30 credits/recommended for under 60
University of IowaRequired for under 24 credits
University of KansasRequired for under 24 credits
University of KentuckyRequired for under 24 credits
University of LouisvilleRequired for under 24 credits
University of MaineRecommended for under 30 credits
University of Mary WashingtonNot Required
University of MarylandRequired for under 30 credits
University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyNot Required
University of Massachusetts AmherstRequired for under 30 credits
University of MiamiRequired for under 30 credits
University of MichiganRequired
University of MinnesotaRequired for under 26 credits
University of Minnesota, MorrisRequired for under 30 credits
University of MississippiRequired for under 30 credits
University of Missouri, ColumbiaRequired for under 24 credits
University of Missouri, Kansas CityRequired for under 24 credits
University of MontanaRequired for under 12 credits
University of Nebraska-LincolnRequired for under 12 credits
University of New HampshireNot Required
University of North Carolina at AshevilleNot Required
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillRequired for under 60 credits
University of North Carolina at CharlotteRequired for under 24 credits
University of North Carolina at GreensboroRequired for under 24 credits
University of North Carolina at WilmingtonRequired for under 24 credits
University of North TexasRequired for under 30 credits
University of Notre DameNot Required
University of OklahomaRequired for under 24 credits
University of OregonRequired for under 24 credits
University of PennsylvaniaRequired
University of PittsburghRequired for under 30 credits
University of PortlandRequired for under 27 credits
University of Puget SoundRequired for under 30 credits
University of RedlandsRequired for under 24 credits
University of Rhode IslandRequired for under 24 credits
University of RichmondNot Required
University of RochesterTest-flexible
University of San DiegoRequired for under 24 credits
University of San FranciscoNot Required
University of ScrantonRequired for under 30 credits
University of South CarolinaRequired for under 30 credits
University of South FloridaRequired for under 60 credits
University of Southern CaliforniaRequired for under 30 credits
University of St. Thomas (MN)Not Required
University of TennesseeRequired for under 24 credits
University of Texas at AustinNot Required
University of Texas at DallasRequired for under 30 credits
University of TulsaRequired for under 30 credits
University of UtahRequired for under 30 credits
University of VermontNot Required
University of VirginiaNot Required
University of WashingtonNot Required
University of WisconsinRecommended
Ursinus CollegeNot Required
Vanderbilt UniversityRequired
Vassar CollegeRequired
Villanova UniversityRequired
Virginia TechNot Required
Wabash CollegeRequired
Wake Forest UniversityNot Required
Warren Wilson CollegeNot Required
Washington & Jefferson CollegeNot Required
Washington and Lee UniversityRequired
Washington State UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
Washington UniversityRequired
Wellesley CollegeRequired
Wentworth Institute of TechnologyNot Required
Wesleyan UniversityNot Required
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaRequired for under 24 credits
Westmont CollegeRequired for under 24 credits
Wheaton College (IL)Required for under 24 credits
Wheaton College (MA)Not Required
Whitman CollegeNot Required
Williams CollegeNot Required
Wittenberg UniversityNot Required
Wofford CollegeNot Required
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteNot Required
Xavier UniversityNot Required
Yale UniversityRequired
Yeshiva UniversityRequired for under 30 credits
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