For Students: Understanding Test Optional, Test Free & Test Required SAT/ACT Scores

Kelly Saello Updated by Kelly Saello

Understanding Test Optional, Test Free, & Test Required SAT/ACT Scores

College policies for submission of SAT/ACT scores differ from institution to institution. There are three options colleges can have for SAT/ACT test score submission: Test Optional, Test-Blind or Test-Free, and Test-Required. You can see the college's policy on the college's profile page in Scoir under the Admissions tab and Application Deadlines and Details. Here, the requirement for the application item SAT/ACT will be listed as Required, Optional, or Free.

Test-Optional SAT/ACT Scores

Colleges whose test policies are test optional do not require submission of test scores as part of the application. Submitting your SAT/ACT test scores are optional.

Test-Blind or Test-Free SAT/ACT Scores

Colleges whose test policies are test optional do not allow submission of test scores as part of the application. They do not review test scores as part of your application at all.

Test-Required SAT/ACT Scores

Colleges whose test policies are test optional do not allow submission of test scores as part of the application. They do not review test scores as part of your application at all.


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