Standardized Testing Policies

The following table includes information related to an institution’s standardized testing policies. College Transitions will continue to add additional schools as information becomes available.

College ACT Superscore SAT Superscore Allows Score Choice ACT Writing Policy SAT Writing Policy Test-Optional?
Agnes Scott College No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Allegheny College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
American University No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Amherst College Yes Yes No Recommended Recommended No
Bard College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Barnard College Yes Yes No Optional Optional No
Bates College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Beloit College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Bentley University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Boston College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Boston University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Bowdoin College No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Brandeis University No No Yes Optional Optional Yes
Brown University No Yes Yes Recommended Recommended No
Bryn Mawr College No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Bucknell University No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
California Institute of Technology Yes Yes Yes Required Required No
Carleton College No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Carnegie Mellon University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Case Western Reserve University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Centre College No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Claremont McKenna College Yes Yes Yes Required Required No
Clark University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Clemson University No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Colby College Yes Yes Yes Recommended Recommended Test Flexible
Colgate University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
College of New Jersey No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
College of the Holy Cross No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
College of William and Mary No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
College of Wooster Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Colorado College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Test Flexible
Colorado School of Mines No No Yes Optional Optional No
Columbia University No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Connecticut College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Cornell University No Yes No Optional Optional No
Dartmouth College No Yes Yes Required Required No
Davidson College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Denison University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Dickinson College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Duke University No Yes Yes Required Required No
Earlham College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Eckerd College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Elon University No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Emerson College Yes Yes Yes Required Required No
Emory University No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Fairfield University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Fordham University No Yes Yes Required Optional No
Franklin and Marshall College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
George Washington University No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Georgetown University No Yes No Optional Optional No
Georgia Institute of Technology Yes Yes Yes Recommended Recommended No
Gettysburg College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Goucher College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Grinnell College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Hamilton College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Test Flexible
Harvard University No No Yes Required Required No
Harvey Mudd College Yes Yes No Optional Optional No
Haverford College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Hendrix College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Hobart and William Smith Colleges No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Ithaca College No No Yes Optional Optional Yes
Johns Hopkins University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Juniata College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Kalamazoo College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Kenyon College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Knox College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Lafayette College Yes Yes No Required Required No
Lake Forest College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Lawrence University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Lehigh University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Lewis & Clark College No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Loyola University Maryland Yes Optional Optional Yes
Macalester College No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Marist College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Middlebury College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Test Flexible
Mount Holyoke College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Muhlenberg College No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes*
New York University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Test Flexible
Northeastern University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Northwestern University No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Oberlin College No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Occidental College No Yes Yes Recommended Recommended No
Ohio State University No No Yes Optional Optional No
Pennsylvania State University No No Yes Optional Optional No
Pepperdine University No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Pitzer College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Pomona College Yes Yes Yes Recommended Recommended No
Princeton University No Yes Yes Required Required No
Providence College No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Purdue University No No Yes Optional Optional No
Quinnipiac University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes*
Reed College No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Rhodes College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Rice University No Yes No Optional Optional No
Rollins College No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Santa Clara University No Yes Yes Recommended Optional No
Sarah Lawrence College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Scripps College No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Sewanee – University of the South Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Skidmore College No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Smith College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Southern Methodist University No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
St. Olaf College No No Yes Optional Optional No
Stanford University No Yes No Required Required No
Stetson University Yes Optional Optional Yes
Swarthmore College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Syracuse University Yes Yes No Optional Optional No
Trinity College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Tufts University Yes Yes No Optional Optional No
Tulane University No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Union College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes*
United States Air Force Academy Yes Yes Yes Recommended Recommended No
United States Military Academy Yes No
United States Naval Academy Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of California Berkeley No No No Required Required No
University of California Davis No No No Required Required No
University of California Irvine No No No Required Required No
University of California Los Angeles No No No Required Required No
University of California San Diego No No No Required Required No
University of California Santa Barbara No No No Required Required No
University of Chicago Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Connecticut Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Delaware Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Florida No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Georgia Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Illinois No No Yes Optional Optional No
University of Maryland Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Miami Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Michigan No No Yes Required Required No
University of North Carolina Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Notre Dame No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Pennsylvania Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Puget Sound Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
University of Richmond No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Rochester Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Test Flexible
University of Southern California No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Texas Austin No No Yes Required Required No
University of Virginia Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Washington Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
University of Wisconsin No No Yes Optional Optional No
Ursinus College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes*
Vanderbilt University No Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Vassar College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Villanova University Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Wabash College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Wake Forest University No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Washington and Lee University Yes Yes No Optional Optional No
Washington University in St. Louis Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Wellesley College Yes Yes Yes Required Optional No
Wesleyan University No No Yes Optional Optional Yes
Wheaton College (IL) Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Wheaton College (MA) No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Whitman College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Williams College Yes Yes Yes Optional Optional No
Worcester Polytechnic Institute No Yes Yes Optional Optional Yes
Yale University Yes Yes No Required Required No

*Requires test results for certain programs.

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