Test-Optional Admission Policies Everything Students Need to Know About Colleges That Don’t Require the SAT or ACT

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Over the past decade or so, hundreds of colleges have started allowing applicants to decide whether or not to submit SAT or ACT scores when applying for admission. While not having to take a standardized test may sound like music to students’ ears, there are a lot of important things to consider before sending the Common Application off without the SAT/ACT. Find out what “test-optional” really means and what you can do to make sure your application shines when not submitting test scores.

Colleges That Don’t Require the SAT or ACT

Want to know more about a specific test-optional college? Below is a list of U.S. schools that don’t use standardized test scores for admission into their bachelor’s degree programs.

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Academy College3 Minneapolis MN
Academy of Art University San Francisco CA
Academy of Couture Art West Hollywood CA
Adventist University of Health Sciences1 Orlando FL
Agnes Scott College Decatur GA
Albright College Reading PA
Alcorn State University1, 3 Alcorn MS
Allegheny College Meadville PA
Allen University Columbia SC
Alliant International University San Diego CA
Amberton University Garland TX
Ambridge University Online --
American Academy of Art Chicago IL
American Baptist College Nashville TN
American Indian College of the Assemblies of God Phoenix AZ
American InterContinental University Multiple Sites --
American International College Springfield MA
American Jewish University Los Angeles CA
American Military University Charles Town WV
American Musical and Dramatic Academy Los Angeles CA
American National University Multiple Locations --
American Public University System Online --
American Sentinel University Online --
American University Washington DC
American University of Health Sciences 6 Signal Hill CA
American University of Puerto Rico Bayamon PR
Amridge University Online --
Andrew University Online --
Angelo State University3 Angelo TX
Anna Maria College 4 Paxton MA
Anthem College Online --
Antioch University - Midwest Yellow Springs OH
Apex School of Theology Durham NC
Argosy University Multiple Sites --
Arizona State University3 Tempe AZ
Arkansas Baptist College Little Rock AR
Arkansas Tech University 6 Russellville AR
Arlington Baptist College1 Arlington TX
Art Center College of Design Pasadena CA
Art Institute of Atlanta Atlanta GA
Art Institute of California Multiple Sites CA
Art Institute of Charlotte Charlotte NC
Art Institute of Colorado Denver CO
Art Institute of Dallas Dallas TX
Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale FL
Art Institute of Houston Houston TX
Art Institute of Las Vegas Las Vegas NV
Art Institute of Michigan Novi MI
Art Institute of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA
Art Institute of Phoenix Phoenix AZ
Art Institute of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA
Art Institute of Portland Portland OR
Art Institute of Seattle Seattle WA
Art Institute of Tucson Tucson AZ
Art Institute of Washington Arlington VA
Art Institutes International Minnesota Minneapolis MN
Ashford University Online --
Aspen University Online --
Assumption College Worcester MA
Atlanta Metropolitan State College 1 Atlanta GA
Atlantic University College Guaynabo PR
Atlantis University Miami FL
Augustana College Rock Island IL
Austin College Sherman TX
Bainbridge State College Bainbridge GA
Baker College Multiple Sites MI
Baldwin-Wallace University Berea OH
Baptist Bible College Springfield MO
Baptist Missionary Ass'n Theological Seminary Jacksonville TX
Baptist University of the Americas San Antonio TX
Barber-Scotia1 Concord NC
Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Bard College at Simon's Rock Great Barrington MA
Bates College Lewiston ME
Bay Path University Longmeadow MA
Bay State College Boston MA
Bayamon Central University Bayamon PR
Beacon College Leesburg FL
Beckfield College Florence KY
Beis Medrash Heichal Dovid Far Rockaway NY
Bellevue College Bellevue WA
Bellevue University Omaha NE
Belmont Abbey College3 Belmont NC
Beloit College Beloit WI
Bemidji State University1, 3 Bemidji MN
Benedict College3 Columbia SC
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Boston MA
Bennett College Greensboro NC
Bennington College Bennington VT
Bergin Universiy Rohnet Park CA
Berkeley College Multiple Locations NY
Berklee College of Music Boston MA
Beth HaMedrahs Shaarei Yosher Brooklyn NY
Beth HaTalmud Rabbinical College Brooklyn NY
Beth Medrash Govoha Lakewood NJ
Bethany Global University Bloomington MN
Bethesda University of California Anaheim CA
Beulah Heights University Atlanta GA
Beverly Hills Design Institute Beverly Hills CA
Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham AL
Bismarck State College6 Bismarck ND
Black Hills State University3 Spearfish SD
Bloomfield College Bloomfield NJ
Bluefield College 3 Bluefield VA
Bluefield State College3 Bluefield WV
Boise State University2, 3 Boise ID
Boricua College New York NY
Boston Architectural College Boston MA
Boston Conservatory Boston MA
Bowdoin College Brunswick ME
Brandeis University Waltham MA
Brandman University Online --
Brazosport College Lake Jackson TX
Brenau University Gainesville GA
Brevard College Brevard NC
Bridgewater State University Bridgewater MA
Broadview University Multiple Sites UT
Brooks Institute Santa Barbara CA
Broward College 6 Fort Lauderdale FL
Brown College Mendota Heights MN
Brown Mackie College Multiple Sites --
Bryant & Stratton College Multiple Sites --
Bryant University Smithfield RI
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr PA
Cabrini College 4 Radnor PA
California Christian College Fresno CA
California Coast University Online --
California College of the Arts San Francisco CA
California College4 Multiple Sites CA
California Institute of the Arts Valencia CA
California Intercontinental University Online --
California Maritime Academy3 Vallejo CA
California Miramar University San Diego CA
California National University for Advanced Studies Northridge CA
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 3 Pomona CA
California University of Management and Sciences Anaheim CA
Calumet College of St. Joseph1 Hammond IN
Cambridge College Cambridge MA
Cameron University Lawton OK
Capella University Minneapolis MN
Caribbean University Bayamon PR
Carlos Albizu University Miami FL
Carolina Christian College Winston-Salem NC
Carrington College Online --
Carthage College4 Kenosha WI
Carver College Atlanta GA
Catawba College Salisbury NC
Catholic University of America, The Washington DC
Cazenovia College Cazenovia NY
Central Penn College 4 Summerdale PA
Central Pennsylvania College Summerdale PA
Central Washington University3 Ellensburg WA
Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim-Lebavitch Brooklyn NY
Chadron State College1 Chadron NE
Chamberlain College of Nursing Multiple Sites --
Chaparral College Tucson AZ
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science Los Angeles CA
Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary Charlotte NC
Charter College Anchorage AK
Charter Oak State College Newington CT
Chatham University Pittsburgh PA
Chipola College Marianna FL
Christian Life College 1 Mount Prospect IL
Christopher Newport University3 Newport News VA
Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science Cincinnati OH
City College Ft. Lauderdale FL
City University Multiple Sites WA
Clark University Worcester MA
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College Pineville KY
Cleveland Institute of Music4 Cleveland OH
Clinton College Rock Hill SC
Cogswell Polytechnical College Sunnyvale CA
Colby College5 Waterville ME
Colby-Sawyer College New London NH
Coleman University San Diego CA
College America Multiple Sites --
College of Biblical Studies Houston TX
College of Business and Technology Miami FL
College of Central Florida 6 Ocala FL
College of Health Sciences Roanoke VA
College of Idaho, The 1 Caldwell ID
College of Menominee Nation Multiple Sites WI
College of New Rochelle: School of New Resources New Rochelle NY
College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas NV
College of St. Joseph in Vermont Rutland VT
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor ME
College of the Holy Cross Worcester MA
College of the Humanities and Sciences Tempe AZ
College of Westchester, The White Plains NY
Collins College Tempe AZ
Colorado College5 Colorado Springs CO
Colorado Mountain College6 Glenwood Springs CO
Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs CO
Columbia Basin College Pasco WA
Columbia Centro Universitario Caguas PR
Columbia College Chicago IL
Columbia College Columbia SC SC
Columbia College Multiple Sites MO
Columbia College Hollywood Tarzana CA
Columbia Southern University Orange Beach AL
Columbus College of Art & Design Columbus OH
Concordia College Selma AL
Concordia College 6 Bronxville NY
Connecticut College New London CT
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico San Juan PR
Cornell College Mount Vernon IA
Cornish College of the Arts Seattle WA
Cox College 6 Springfield MO
Creative Center Omaha NE
Criswell College Dallas TX
Crossroads Bible College Indianapolis IN
CSU Bakersfield3 Bakersfield CA
CSU Channel Islands 3 Camarillo CA
CSU Chico3 Chico CA
CSU Dominguez Hills3 Dominguez Hills CA
CSU East Bay3 Hayward CA
CSU Fresno3 Fresno CA
CSU Los Angeles3 Los Angeles CA
CSU Monterey Bay3 Seaside CA
CSU Northridge3 Northridge CA
CSU Sacramento3 Sacramento CA
CSU San Bernardino3 San Bernardino CA
CSU San Marcos3 San Marcos CA
CSU Stanislaus3 Stanislaus CA
Culinary Institute of America Multiple Sites --
Curtis Institute of Music 1 Philadelphia PA
Daemen College Amherst NY
Dakota State University1, 3 Madison SD
Darkei Noam Rabbinical College Brooklyn NY
Darton State College 6 Albany GA
Davenport University Multiple Sites --
Davis College Johnson City NY
Daytona State College Daytona Beach FL
Dean College Franklin MA
Delaware College of Art and Design 3 Wilmington DE
Denison University Granville OH
Denver School of Nursing Denver CO
DePaul University Chicago IL
DeSales University 4 Center Valley PA
Design Institute of San Diego San Diego CA
DeVry University3 Multiple Sites --
Dickinson College Carlisle PA
Dickinson State University1, 4 Dickinson ND
Digital Media Arts College Boca Raton FL
Dine College Multiple Sites --
Divine Word College Epworth IA
Dixie State University Saint George UT
Doane University 3 Crete NE
Dominican College Orangeburg NY
Donnelly College Kansas City KS
Drake University 3 Des Moines IA
Drew University Madison NJ
Drexel University5 Philadelphia PA
Dunlap-Stone University Online --
Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis MN
Duquesne University3, 4 Pittsburgh PA
Earlham College Richmond IN
East Central University3 Ada OK
East Georgia State College 6 Swainsboro GA
East Stroudsburg University East Stroudsburg PA
East Tennessee State University3 Johnson City TN
East Texas Baptist University 3 Marshall TX
East-West University Chicago IL
Eastern Connecticut State University3, 4 Windham CT
Eastern Florida State College 6 Cocoa FL
Eastern Oregon University 1, 3 LaGrande OR
Eastern Washington University3 Cheney WA
Eastman School of Music Rochester NY
ECPI University Multiple Sites --
EDP University of Puerto Rico Multiple Sites PR
Elizabethtown College 3 Elizabethtown PA
Ellis University Chicago IL
Elmira College Elmira NY
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Multiple Sites --
Emerson College Boston MA
Emmanuel College Boston MA
Emporia State University2, 3 Emporia KS
Endicott College4 Beverly MA
Epic Bible College Sacramento CA
Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico San Juan PR
Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts New York NY
Evangel University Springfield MO
Everest University Multiple Sites --
Everglades University Fort Lauderdale FL
Ex'pression College6 Emeryville CA
Excelsior College Albany NY
Fairfield University Fairfield CT
Faith Evangelical College & Seminary Tacoma WA
Family of Faith College Shawnee OK
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles CA
Fashion Institute of Technology New York NY
Ferris State University3 Grand Rapids MI
Finlandia University Hancock MI
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg MA
Five Towns College Dix Hills NY
Florida Career College Multiple Sites FL
Florida Memorial University 1 Miami Gardens FL
Florida National University Multiple Sites FL
Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers FL
Florida State College Jacksonville FL
Florida Tech Online --
Fort Hays State University1 Hays KS
Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster PA
Franklin Pierce University Rindge NH
Franklin University Columbus OH
Fremont College Online --
Friends University Wichita KS
Friends World Program of Long Island University Brooklyn NY
Full Sail University Winter Park FL
Furman University Greenville SC
Galen College of Nursing 6 Multiple Sites --
Gemini School of Visual Arts Cedar Park TX
George Mason University3 Fairfax VA
George Washington Universirty Washington DC
Georgia Gwinnett College 6 Lawrenceville GA
Georgia Highlands College 4 Multiple Sites GA
Georgia State University - Perimeter College 6 Multiple Sites GA
Gettysburg College Gettysburg PA
Glenville State College3 Glenville WV
Global University Springfield MO
Globe Institute of Technology New York NY
Globe University Multiple Sites MN
God's Bible School and College1 Cincinnati OH
Goddard College Plainfield VT
Golden Gate University San Francisco CA
Goldfarb School of Nursing St. Louis MO
Goodwin College East Hartford CT
Goucher College Baltimore MD
Grace Bible College1 Grand Rapids MI
Grace College of Divinity Fayetteville NC
Grace Mission University Fullerton CA
Grace School of Theology Multiple Sites --
Grambling State University1 Grambling LA
Grand Canyon University3 Phoenix AZ
Granite State College Concord NH
Grantham University Online --
Gratz College Melrose Park PA
Great Basin College Elko NV
Green Mountain College Poultney VT
Green River College Auburn WA
Guilford College Greensboro NC
Gulf Coast State College 6 Panama City FL
Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter MN
Hallmark University 3 San Antonio TX
Hamilton College5 Clinton NY
Hamilton Technical College Davenport IA
Hampshire College Amherst MA
Hampton University3 Hampton VA
Hanover College Hanover IN
Harris-Stowe State University 1 St. Louis MO
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Harrisburg PA
Harrison College 6 Multiple Sites IN
Harrison Middleton University Online --
Hartwick College Oneonta NY
Haskell Indian Nations University3 Lawrence KS
Helene Fuld College of Nursing 6 New York NY
Heritage Bible College Dunn NC
Heritage Christian University Florence AL
Heritage University Toppenish WA
Herzing University Multiple Sites --
High Point University High Point NC
Hilbert College Hamburg NY
Hiram College 3 Hiram OH
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva NY
Hobe Sound Bible College1 Hobe Sound FL
Hodges University Naples FL
Hofstra University4 Hempstead NY
Holy Apostles College and Seminary3 Cromwell CT
Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Jordanville NY
Hood College3 Frederick MD
Horizon University San Diego CA
Houghton College4 Houghton NY
Hult International Business School San Francisco CA
Humboldt State University (CSU)3 Arcata CA
Humphreys College Stockton CA
Huntington College of Health Sciences Online --
Huntsville Bible College Huntsville AL
Hussian School of Art Philadelphia PA
Idaho State University 2, 3 Pocatello ID
Illinois College Jacksonville IL
Illinois Institute of Art Multiple Sites IL
Immaculata University 4 Immaculata PA
Independence University Online --
Indian River State College Fort Pierce FL
INSTE Bible College Online --
Institute of American Indian Arts 6 Santa Fe NM
Inter American University of Puerto Rico Multiple Sites PR
Interior Designers Institute Newport Beach CA
International Academy of Design and Technology Multiple Sites --
International Baptist College Chandler AZ
International Business College Fort Wayne IN
Ithaca College Ithaca NY
Jacksonville University Jacksonville FL
James Madison University Harrisonburg VA
John F. Kennedy University Multiple Sites CA
John Paul the Great Catholic University 3 Escondido CA
Johnson & Wales University Multiple Sites --
Johnson State College Johnson VT
Jose Maria Vargas University Pembroke Pines FL
Juilliard School New York NY
Juniata College Huntington PA
Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo MI
Kansas State University2 Manhattan KS
Kaplan University Multiple Sites IA
Kehilath Yakov Rabbinical Seminary Brooklyn NY
Keiser University Fort Lauderdale FL
Kendall College3 Chicago IL
Keuka College Keuka Park NY
Key College 6 Dania Beach FL
Keystone College La Plume PA
King University Bristol TN
King's College Wilkes-Barre PA
King's University, The Van Nuys CA
Knox College Galesburg IL
La Salle University 4 Philadelphia PA
La Sierra University3 Riverside CA
Laboure College Milton MA
Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna Beach CA
Lake Erie College Painesville OH
Lake Forest College Lake Forest IL
Lake-Sumter State College 6 Leesburg FL
Lamar University1, 3 Beaumont TX
Landmark College Putney VT
Langston University3 Langston OK
Lasell College4 Newton MA
Laurel University High Point NC
Lawrence University Appleton WI
Le Moyne College Syracuse NY
Lebanon Valley College Annville PA
Lees-McRae College Banner Elk NC
Lester L. Cox College of Nursing and Health Science Springfield MO
Lewis and Clark College Portland OR
Lewis-Clark State College 2, 3 Lewiston ID
Lincoln College of New England Multiple Sites CT
Lincoln University, Oakland Oakland CA
Lincoln University1 Jefferson City MO
Lindsey Wilson College1 Columbia KY
Logan University Chesterfield MO
Long Island University 4 Brooklyn NY
Longy School of Music Cambridge MA
Louisiana State University -- Alexandria Alexandria LA
Louisiana State University1, 3, 4 Shreveport LA
Loyola University Maryland Baltimore MD
Luther Rice University Lithonia GA
Lycoming College 3 Williamsport PA
Lynn University Boca Raton FL
Machzikei Hadath Rabbinical College Brooklyn NY
Maharishi University of Management Fairfield IA
Maine College of Art Portland ME
Manhattan Christian College3 Manhattan KS
Manhattan School of Music New York NY
Manhattanville College Purchase NY
Manthano Christian College Westland MI
Marian University 3 Fond du Lac WI
Marist College Poughkeepsie NY
Marlboro College Marlboro VT
Martin Methodist College3 Pulaski TN
Martin University Indianapolis IN
Marylhurst University Marylhurst OR
Marymount California University Rancho Palos Verdes CA
Marymount University 3 Arlington VA
Maryville University of Saint Louis 4 Saint Louis MO
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston MA
Mayville State University1 Mayville ND
McDaniel College (Western MD College)3 Westminster MD
McNally Smith College of Music St. Paul MN
McNeese State University3 Lake Charles LA
Medgar Evers College (CUNY)4 Brooklyn NY
Mercy College Dobbs Ferry NY
Mercy College of Ohio 4 Toledo OH
Mercyhurst University Erie PA
Merrimack College North Andover MA
Mesivta of Eastern Pkwy Rabbinical Seminary Brooklyn NY
Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem of America New York NY
Mesivta Torah Vodaath Seminary Brooklyn NY
Messenger College Euless TX
Metropolitan College of New York New York NY
Metropolitan State College of Denver3 Denver CO
Metropolitan State University3 St. Paul MN
Miami International University of Art and Design Miami FL
Miami-Dade College Miami FL
Michigan Jewish Institute Oak Park MI
Mid-America Christian University1 Oklahoma City OK
MidAmerica Nazarene University 1, 3 Olathe KS
Middle Tennessee State University1, 3 Murfreesboro TN
Middlebury College5 Middlebury VT
Midland University3 Fremont NE
Midstate College Peoria IL
Midwestern State University3 Wichita Falls TX
Miles College1 Fairfield AL
Miller-Motte College Multiple Sites --
Millersville University of Pennsylvania 2, 3 Millersville PA
Mills College Oakland CA
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Milwaukee WI
Minerva Schools at KGI San Francisco CA
Minnesota Bible College1 Rochester MN
Minnesota State University1, 3 Mankato MN
Minot State University1 Minot ND
Mirrer Yeshiva Brooklyn NY
Mississippi State University 3 Starkville MS
Mississippi University for Women1, 3 Columbus MS
Mississippi Valley State University1, 3 Itta Bena MS
Missouri Southern State University Joplin MO
Missouri Western State University3 St. Joseph MO
Mitchell College New London CT
Monroe College New York NY
Montana State University: Billings1, 3 Billings MT
Montana State University: Bozeman1, 3 Bozeman MT
Montana State University: Northern1, 3 Havre MT
Montana Tech of the University of Montana Butte MT
Montclair State University Montclair NJ
Montserrat College of Art Beverly MA
Moore College of Art & Design Philadelphia PA
Morris College Sumter SC
Mount Angel Seminary St. Benedict OR
Mount Holyoke College South Hadley MA
Mount Ida College 4 Newton MA
Mount Sierra College Monrovia CA
Muhlenberg College4 Allentown PA
Multnomah University Portland OR
Naropa University Boulder CO
National American University Multiple Sites --
National Business College Roanoke VA
National College Multiple Sites --
National Paralegal College Online --
National University La Jolla CA
National-Louis University Chicago IL
Navajo Technical University Crownpoint NM
Nazarene Bible College Colorado Springs CO
Nazareth College Rochester NY
Nebraska Wesleyan University3 Lincoln NE
Ner Israel Rabbinical College Baltimore MD
Neumont University Salt Lake City UT
Nevada State College Henderson NV
New Charter University Online --
New England College Henniker NH
New England Conservatory Boston MA
New England Institute of Art and Communication Brookline MA
New England Institute of Technology Warwick RI
New Hampshire Institute of Art Manchester NH
New Hope Christian College Eugene OR
New Life Theological Seminary Charlotte NC
New Mexico Highlands University1 Las Vegas NM
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary New Orleans LA
New School College of Performing Arts New York NY
New School of Architecture & Design San Diego CA
New York City College of Technology (CUNY) Brooklyn NY
New York College of Health Professions New York NY
New York University5 New York NY
Newbury College Brookline MA
Niagara University Lewiston NY NY
Nicholls State University Thibodaux LA
Nichols College 3 Dudley MA
North American University Stafford TX
North Seattle College 2 Seattle WA
Northcentral University Online --
Northeast Catholic College Warner NH
Northeastern Illinois University1, 3 Chicago IL
Northeastern State University1, 3 Tahlequah OK
Northern Arizona University Flagstaff AZ
Northern New Mexico College Espanola NM
Northern State University 3 Aberdeen SD
Northland College 3 Ashland WI
Northpoint Bible College1 Haverhill MA
Northwest College of Art & Design Poulsbo WA
Northwest Florida State College Niceville FL
Northwest Indian College Bellingham WA
Northwest Nazarene College1, 3 Nampa ID
Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City MI
Northwestern Oklahoma State University1, 3 Alva OK
Northwestern Polytechnic University Fremont CA
Northwestern State University1 Natchitoches LA
Norwich University 4 Nofthfield VT
Notre Dame of Maryland University Baltimore MD
Oak Hills Christian College3 Bemidji MN
Oakland University 1 Rochester MI
Oakwood University1 Huntsville AL
Oglala Lakota College Kyle SD
Ohio Mid-Western College 6 Cincinnati OH
Ohio State University, Lima2 Lima OH
Ohio State University, Mansfield2 Mansfield OH
Ohio State University, Marion2 Marion OH
Ohio State University, Newark2 Newark OH
Ohio University, Lancaster Campus 6 Lancaster OH
Ohio University: Chillicothe Campus 4 Chillicothe OH
Ohio University: Eastern Campus1 St. Clairsville OH
Ohio University: Southern Campus at Ironton Ironton OH
Ohio University: Zaneville Campus Zaneville OH
Ohio Wesleyan University3 Delaware OH
Ohr HaMeir Theological Seminary Courtland Manor NY
Ohr Somayach-Tanenbaum Ed. Center Monsey NY
Oklahoma Panhandle State University Goodwell OK
Oklahoma State University 1 Oklahoma City OK
Oklahoma State University3 Stillwater OK
Oklahoma Wesleyan University3 Bartlesville OK
Old Dominion University 3 Norfolk VA
Olympic College Bremerton WA
Oregon College of Art & Craft Portland OR
Oregon Institute of Technology1, 3 Klamath Falls OR
Oregon State University, Cascades Campus1, 3 Bend OR
Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles CA
Ottawa University3 Ottawa KS
Pacific Northwest College of Art Portland OR
Pacific Rim Christian University Honolulu HI
Pacific States University Los Angeles CA
Pacific Union College 3 Angwin CA
Palm Beach State College6 Lake Worth FL
Park University 3 Parkville MO
Parker University Dallas TX
Parsons The New School for Design New York NY
Pasco-Hernando State College Multiple Locations FL
Patten University Oakland CA
Paul Quinn College1 Dallas TX
Paul Smith's College Paul Smiths NY
Peirce College Philadelphia PA
Peninsula College Port Angeles WA
Penn Foster College Online --
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia PA
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Lancaster PA
Pennsylvania College of Technology4 Williamsport PA
Pensacola State College 6 Pensacola FL
Peru State College2 Peru NE
Pfeiffer University Misenheimer NC
Pillar College Multiple Locations NJ
Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill MA
Pioneer Pacific College 6 Multiple Sites OR
Pittsburg State University1, 2 Pittsburg KS
Pitzer College Claremont CA
Platt College Multiple Sites CA
Platt College Aurora CO
Plaza College New York NY
Plymouth State University Plymouth NH
Point Park University 3 Pittsburgh PA
Point University West Point GA
Polk State College 6 Winter Haven FL
Portland State University 3 Portland OR
Post University Waterbury CT
Prairie View A&M University1, 3 Prairie View TX
Presbyterian College3 Clinton SC
Presentation College Aberdeen SD
Providence College Providence RI
Purchase College State University of New York Purchase NY NY
Quinnipiac University 4 Hamden CT
Rabbi Jacob Joseph School Edison NY
Rabbinical Academy Mesivta Rabbi Chaim Berlin Brooklyn NY
Rabbinical College Beth Shraga Monsey NY
Rabbinical College Bobover Yeshiva Bnci Zion Brooklyn NY
Rabbinical College Ch'san Sofer Brooklyn NY
Rabbinical College of America Morristown NJ
Rabbinical College of Long Island Long Island NY
Rabbinical College of Ohr Shimon Yisroel Brooklyn NY
Rabbinical College of Telshe Wickliffe OH
Rabbinical Seminary Adas Yereim Brooklyn NY
Rabbinical Seminary M'kor Chaim Brooklyn NY
Rabbinical Seminary of America Forest Hills NY
Radford University3 Radford VA
Ranken Technical College St. Louis MO
Rasmussen College Multiple Sites --
Regis College4 Weston MA
Remington College Multiple Sites --
Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College 6 Philadelphia PA
Ringling College of Art and Design Sarasota FL
Ripon College Ripon WI
Rivier University 4 Nashua NH
Roanoke College 3 Salem VA
Robert B. Miller College Battle Creek MI
Robert Morris University Chicago IL
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design 1 Denver CO
Roger Williams University Bristol RI
Rollins College Winter Park FL
Rowan University3 Glassboro NJ
Russell Sage College Troy NY
Sacred Heart Major Seminary Detroit MI
Sacred Heart University Fairfield CT
Sage College of Albany Albany NY
Saint Anselm College4 Manchester NH
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Overbrook PA
Saint Gregory's University, 1 Shawnee OK
Saint Johns River State College6 Palatka FL
Saint Joseph's College 4 Standish ME
Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia PA
Saint Leo University 3 Saint Leo FL
Saint Michael's College Colchester VT
Saint Peter's University4 Jersey City NJ
Saint Thomas University1 Miami FL
Salem International University Salem WV
Salem State University Salem MA
Salisbury University3 Salisbury MD
Salish Kootenai College Pablo MT
Salve Regina University 4 Newport RI
Sam Houston State University3 Huntsville TX
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco CA
San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco CA
San Francisco State University (CSU)3 San Francisco CA
San Jose State University (CSU)3 San Jose CA
Sanford-Brown College Multiple Sites --
Santa Fe College 6 Gainesville FL
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville NY
Schiller International University Dunedin FL
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA
Seattle Central College 6 Seattle WA
Selma University1 Selma AL
Seminole State College 6 Bradenton FL
Sewanee - The University of the South Sewanee TN
Shasta Bible College Redding CA
Shawnee State University Portsmouth OH
Shiloh University Online --
Shimer College Chicago IL
Shor Yoshuv Rabbinical College Far Rockaway NY
Siena College 4 Loudonville NY
Siena Heights University Adrian MI
Silicon Valley University San Jose CA
Sinte Gleska University Rosebud SD
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs NY
Smith College Northampton MA
Sonoma State University (CSU)3 Rohnert Park CA
South College Knoxville TN
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology1, 3 Rapid City SD
South Dakota State University3 Brookings SD
South Florida State College 6 Avon Park FL
South Georgia State College 4, 6 Douglas GA
South Seattle College 6 Seattle WA
South Texas College McAllen TX
South University Multiple Sites --
Southeastern Baptist College 1 Laurel MS
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Wake Forest NC
Southeastern Louisiana University1 Hammond LA
Southeastern Oklahoma State University3 Durant OK
Southern California Institute of Technology Anaheim CA
Southern California Seminary El Cajon CA
Southern New Hampshire University Manchester NH
Southern Technical College Multiple Sites --
Southern University & A&M College1, 2 Baton Rouge LA
Southern University ? New Orleans 2, 3 New Orleans LA
Southwest Baptist University 3 Bolivar MO
Southwest Minnesota State University1, 3 Marshall MN
Southwest University Online --
Southwest University of Visual Arts3 Albuquerque NM
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth TX
Southwestern Christian College Terrell TX
Southwestern Christian University 3 Bethany OK
Southwestern Oklahoma State University3 Weatherford OK
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Tulsa OK
St. Augustine College Chicago IL
St. John Vianney College Seminary Miami FL
St. John's College, Annapolis Annapolis MD
St. John's College, Santa Fe Santa Fe NM
St. John's University4 New York NY
St. Joseph Seminary College St. Benedict LA
St. Lawrence University Canton NY
St. Petersburg College St. Petersburg FL
Stanbridge University Irvine CA
State College of Florida Bradenton FL
Stephen F. Austin State University1, 3 Nacogdoches TX
Sterling College Craftsbury Common VT
Stetson University DeLand FL
Stevens-Henager College Multiple Sites UT
Stillman College1 Tuscaloosa AL
Stonehill College Easton MA
Stratford University Multiple Sites --
Strayer University1 Washington DC
Sul Ross State University3 Alpine TX
Sullivan University Multiple Sites KY
SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary Oakland CA
SUNY College of Technology-Delhi Delhi NY
SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs NY
SUNY Potsdam Potsdam NY
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove PA
Talladega College3 Talladega AL
Talmudic University Miami Beach FL
Talmudical Academy of New Jersey Adelphia NJ
Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York Rochester NY
Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah Brooklyn NY
Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia Philadelphia PA
Tarleton State University3 Stephenville TX
Telshe Yeshiva Chicago IL
Temple University Philadelphia PA
Texas A&M International University1, 3 Laredo TX
Texas A&M University -- Texarkana 3 Texarkana TX
Texas A&M University, College Station3 College Station TX
Texas A&M University, Commerce3 Commerce TX
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi3 Corpus Christi TX
Texas A&M University, Galveston3 Galveston TX
Texas A&M University, Kingsville3 Kingsville TX
Texas College1 Tyler TX
Texas Southern University1 Houston TX
Texas State University, San Marcos3 San Marcos TX
Texas Tech University3 Lubbock TX
Texas Woman's University3 Denton TX
The College of Saint Rose Albany NY
The University of Scranton3 Scranton PA
Thomas College Waterville ME
Thomas Edison State University Trenton NJ
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts1 Merrimack NH
Thomas University Thomasville GA
Tiffin University1, 3 Tiffin OH
Torah Temimah Talmudical Seminary Brooklyn NY
Touro University Worldwide Multiple Locations --
Transylvania University Lexington KY
Tri-State Bible College Multiple Sites OH
Tribeca Flashpoint College Chicago IL
Trident University International Online --
Trinity Baptist College Jacksonville FL
Trinity College Hartford CT
Trinity Washington University Washington DC
Trocaire College Buffalo NY
Turabo University4 Gurabo PR
Turtle Mountain Community College Belcourt ND
Union College4 Schenectady NY
Union Institute & University Multiple Sites --
United States University Online --
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United Tribes Technical College Bismarck ND
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University of Alaska, Anchorage1, 3 Anchorage AK
University of Alaska, Fairbanks1, 3 Fairbanks AK
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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock AR
University of Atlanta Online --
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University of Hawaii -- Maui College Kahului HI
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University of Houston3 Houston TX
University of Idaho2, 3 Moscow ID
University of Kansas2, 3, 4 Lawrence KS
University of Louisiana at Lafayette 2, 3 Lafayette LA
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University of Maine at Augusta4 Augusta ME
University of Maine at Farmington Farmington ME
University of Maine at Ft. Kent Ft. Kent ME
University of Maine at Machias 1 Machias ME
University of Maine at Presque Isle Presque Isle ME
University of Management and Technology Arlington VA
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor1, 3 Belton TX
University of Mary Washington 3 Fredericksburg VA
University of Maryland University College5 Adelphi MD
University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston MA
University of Massachussetts, Lowell Lowell MA
University of Michigan, Flint1, 3 Flint MI
University of Mississippi1, 3 Oxford MS
University of Montana, Missoula1, 3 Missoula MT
University of Montana, Western1, 3 Dillon MT
University of Nebraska -- Omaha 3 Omaha NE
University of Nebraska at Kearney3 Kearney NE
University of Nebraska at Lincoln3 Lincoln NE
University of Nevada, Las Vegas1 Las Vegas NV
University of Nevada, Reno1, 3 Reno NV
University of New Orleans 2, 3 New Orleans LA
University of North Texas3 Denton TX
University of Northwestern Ohio1 Lima OH
University of Phoenix Multiple Sites --
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University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA
University of Rio Grande1, 4 Rio Grande OH
University of Rochester 5 Rochester NY
University of Saint Joseph3, 4 West Hartford CT
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma3 Chickasha OK
University of South Dakota3 Vermillion SD
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University of Texas, Austin3 Austin TX
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University of the Arts Philadelphia PA
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University of Toledo, The 6 Toledo OH
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Walden University Online --
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Walnut Hill College Philadelphia PA
Walnut Hill College6 Philadelphia PA
Walsh College1 Troy MI
Walsh University 3 North Canton OH
Warner University 3 Lake Wales FL
Warren Wilson College Asheville NC
Washburn University Topeka KS
Washington & Jefferson College Washington PA
Washington Adventist University Takoma Park MD
Washington College3 Chestertown MD
Washington State University3 Pullman WA
Wayne State College1 Wayne NE
Weber State University1 Ogden UT
Welch College 1 Nashville TN
Wells College Aurora NY
Wesleyan University Middletown CT
West Coast University Multiple Sites CA
West Liberty University 3 West Liberty WV
West Texas A&M University3 Canyon TX
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg WV
West Virginia University Institute of Technology1, 3 Montgomery WV
Western Connecticut State University 6 Danbury CT
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Whitman College Walla Walla WA
Whittier College 3 Whittier CA
Whitworth University3 Spokane WA
Wichita State University2, 3 Wichita KS
Wilberforce University1 Wilberforce OH
Wiley College1 Marshall TX
Willamette University Salem OR
William Jewell College3 Liberty MO
Wilmington University1 New Castle DE
Wilson College3 Chambersburg PA
Wittenberg University Springfield OH
Wofford College Spartanburg SC
Woodbury Institute of Champlain College Montpelier VT
Woodbury University Burbank CA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester MA
Worcester State University 3 Worcester MA
World Mission University Los Angeles CA
Wright State University 3 Multiple Sites OH
Yeshiva and Kolel Harbotzas Torah Brooklyn NY
Yeshiva Beth Moshe Scranton PA
Yeshiva Beth Yehuda-Yeshiva Oak Park MI
Yeshiva D'Monsey Rabbinical College Monsey NY
Yeshiva Derech Chaim Brooklyn NY
Yeshiva Gedolah Imrei Yosef D'Spinka Brooklyn NY
Yeshiva Gedolah Rabbinical College Miami Beach FL
Yeshiva Karlin Stolin Brooklyn NY
Yeshiva Mikdash Melech Brooklyn NY
Yeshiva of Nitra Mt. Kisco NY
Yeshiva of the Telshe Alumni Riverdale NY
Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad/West Coast Talmudical Seminary Los Angeles CA
Yeshiva Shaar HaTorah Talmudic Kew Gardens NY
Yeshiva Shaarei Torah of Rockland Suffern NY
Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudical Seminary Denver CO
Yeshiva Viznitz Monsey NY
Yeshivas Novominsk Brooklyn NY
Yeshivath Zichron Moshe South Fallsburg NY
York College3 York NE
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  • 1 SAT/ACT used only for placement and/or academic advising
  • 2 SAT/ACT required only from out-of-state applicants
  • 3 SAT/ACT may be required but considered only when minimum GPA and/or class rank is not met
  • 4 SAT/ACT required for some programs
  • 5 Test Flexible: SAT/ACT not required if other college level exams specified by school, such as SAT Subject Test, Advanced Placement, or Int’l Baccalaureate, submitted contact school for details
  • 6 Placement test or school-specific admissions exam score required if not submitting SAT/ACT
  • 7 Admission/Eligibility Index calculated with 3.5 GPA and combined SAT Critical Reading plus Math score of 400

Source: FairTest, August 2017 (Current as of Summer 2017)

Why More Colleges Are Going Test-Optional

In recent years, many colleges have adopted test-optional admissions policies, which means they allow prospective students to decide whether to submit standardized test scores when applying for admission. If an applicant does, the school will take the score into consideration, but if they don’t, the school won’t hold it against them. Some schools, however, only allow certain applicants to opt out, such as those with a high GPA or other notable strengths on their application. In this case, applicants who don’t meet the specified criteria will be required to send their SAT or ACT scores.

Some colleges have also adopted test-flexible policies. This type of policy allows applicants to submit other test scores – such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams – in lieu of the SAT or ACT. With a test-flexible policy, applicants are still required to submit scores, but they have more flexibility in which type of test to take and submit.

So how does the admissions process work at test-optional colleges? According to Kaitlyn Rice, Assistant Director of Admissions at Willamette University, “There’s not a ton that looks different during review of a test-optional application.” Willamette University went test optional in 2016, joining nearly a thousand U.S. institutions. She explains that such schools still look at all the same things they used to – GPA, strength of coursework, extracurricular activities, writing samples and references. The biggest difference is that certain parts of the application are weighted more for students who opt out of submitting test scores.

Most colleges adopt test-optional admission policies for the following reasons:

Standardized tests don’t necessarily predict college success

The argument that standardized tests are poor predictors of student success is nothing new, and research continues to come out in support of test-optional admission. For example, 2016 research from Indiana University suggested that SAT scores have a poor track record of predicting college students’ freshman grades. Past research has also shown that standardized test scores don’t predict college success any better than high school GPA.

The College Board, maker of the SAT, disagrees, however. Its senior vice president for research says, “The College Board’s new pilot predictive validity study found that the SAT predicts first-year success in college as well as [high school] GPA does, and that looking at SAT scores in conjunction with [high school] GPA is the best predictor overall.”

Test-optional policies help increase diversity

Many colleges believe test-optional policies attract low-income and minority students who either may not be able to take the SAT or ACT or don’t do well on standardized tests but are strong students otherwise. A 2014 study of 33 colleges with test-optional policies found that minority and low-income students were more likely to withhold test scores when applying and also that the policies seemed to be leading to increased enrollment of such students. Other research, however, has been contradictory.

Boost school prestige

There’s also a third factor that critics say is driving the test-optional movement – it increases school prestige by driving down acceptance rates. Reducing barriers to admission increases the applicant pool but doesn’t necessarily increase available seats. Schools can then reject more applicants, which makes them appear more selective in rankings, according to Stephen Burd an analyst with the Education Policy Program.

Who Doesn’t Have to Send Scores?

“Test-optional” doesn’t mean that anyone who applies will be admitted and it also doesn’t make the admissions process easier. Instead, students who withhold test scores will need to make sure the other parts of their application showcase their accomplishments, strengths and abilities. And if the application isn’t strong enough, studying hard for the SAT or ACT and submitting those scores might be the better option.

Unfortunately, there’s no hard-and-fast metric for students to follow. Rice says, “Generally speaking, when applying to a school like Willamette, if you are in the [top 25 percent] of our average, you are good on all fronts to simply submit your test scores and be done with it. By ‘all fronts,’ I mean both admittance and scholarship consideration.”

So, who would benefit from opting out?

  • Students with awesome GPAs but low test scores

    Applicants with high GPAs but low scores shouldn’t feel pressured to submit their results – most test-optional colleges typically believe high school GPAs better predict future success than test scores so there’s no good reason to voluntarily submit low scores.

  • Well-rounded students

    Students with evidence of success in core classes and also excelling outside of English, math and science may not need to rely on test scores. Art students and other so-called soft subject gurus can compensate for withholding scores by submitting stellar portfolios, awards and good grades in their subject area.

  • Anxiety-ridden test-takers

    Students who suffer from severe test anxiety will likely feel less stress if they skipped the SAT/ACT all together. Being less stressed can also allow these students to be more focused and productive in other areas of the college application such as extracurricular activities, volunteer work and personal statements.

What to Do If You Opt Out

Thinking of opting out? Before you do, make sure you have what it takes to compete with peers who submit strong SAT/ACT scores. Here are some tips to ensure you submit the strongest possible application:

Pros and Cons of Test-Optional Schools

Some students cheer the test-optional movement while others prefer the traditional approach. Here are the biggest pros and cons of test-optional admissions policies from a student perspective.

Pros

Not everyone goes straight to college. For those who decide in their 20s, 30s or later to go back to school, taking or retaking the SAT/ACT may feel more like a complete block than a hurdle because the exam concepts aren’t fresh in their minds. Test-optional admissions removes this obstacle for older applicants.

Most colleges have always looked at students’ applications holistically, but a particularly low SAT or ACT score can be hard for some admission committees to forget. Students who bomb the test can simply not submit scores and let their other strengths shine.

Rice adds that personal essays and other criteria offer more context than a standardized test can. “A descriptive and insightful essay will offer a better understanding of who you are as a person and your extracurricular activities and letter(s) of recommendation will support everything else about your application. All of these factors are important because they tell us what type of person we’re bringing into our campus community, and how likely you are to succeed within that community.”

High school students from poor families, African-American students and Latino students traditionally fare poorer on standardized tests than other demographic groups for complex reasons not necessarily related to intellectual ability. Test-optional advocates argue that their approach will open more doors to postsecondary education for these populations.

Rice echoes that sentiment. “There’s a culture around standardized testing, and it will take time to break that down, but I anticipate more diversity – especially cultural and socioeconomic diversity – as more schools explore test-optional admission practices.”

Cons

Not submitting scores doesn’t mean automatic admission – getting into college is still going to be tough. If a student chooses not to send their scores, their application will need to be top-notch and those who aren’t near the top will have to go above and beyond to compete with students who submit high test scores.

Great test-takers have always had the upper hand when it comes to getting into college. Now they have to compete more directly with students who are highly qualified in other ways but might not have applied because they were worried about test scores.

Test-optional admissions policies means schools need to spend more time carefully vetting and assessing each application they receive. These schools, however, are being bombarded with applicants, which means committees have less time to comb through the details. As a result, students have to find new ways to stand out to ensure their application is taken seriously.

Things to Keep in Mind

Test-optional policies affect students before and after they’ve gained admission. Here are a few important things to consider about withholding test scores:

  • Some merit-based scholarships require SAT/ACT scores

    That’s true even for scholarships from some test-optional schools. And even if schools suggest that everyone will be considered for merit-based scholarships, it’s hard to know if non-submitters are at a disadvantage. It’s for this reason that the Princeton Review recommends all students take the SAT/ACT, regardless of the school’s admission policy.

    Even if scores aren’t required for financial aid, Rice recommends using a college’s net price calculator to find out how test scores may affect merit-based aid. “Colleges should all have a net price calculator and students can plug in their data with test scores and GPA, then go through it again with just their GPA,” she says. “That’ll give them an estimate for their merit aid.”

  • Class placement may be at stake

    Many colleges use SAT/ACT scores to determine which courses new students should enroll in. Without a score, students may wind up in courses that don’t reflect their actual academic level.

  • NCAA Division I and II athletes have to submit

    The NCAA requires Division II athletes send their test scores directly to schools, even if students don’t submit scores with their application. To be eligible for college sports, the NCAA requires Division I and II athletes score according to a sliding scale that also takes GPA into account.

  • Out-of-state students may have to submit

    If you’re a nonresident applying to a test-optional school, make sure to read the fine print. As of 2017, several dozen test-optional public universities – most notably in Ohio, Idaho, Louisiana and Kansas – required nonresidents to submit standardized test scores.

  • Students may be able to choose which scores to send

    Both the SAT and ACT use Score Choice, which allows students to send only their best results to the schools they’re applying to. (The traditional practice, which many schools still require, is to submit all results). Some schools even accept “superscores” which combine the best results from individual test sections across different test dates.