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 general policies 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. If a test optional Coalition college accepts self-reported scores via the application process on Scoir, you will have the choice to indicate if you’d like to share your self-reported scores.

Test-Blind or Test-Free SAT/ACT Scores

Colleges whose test policies are test blind 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). Any self-reported scores that you enter on Scoir will not be shared with a test blind Coalition college.

Test-Required SAT/ACT Scores

Colleges that require test scores will need your SAT/ACT scores submitted as part of your application. However, it is possible that some of these Coalition colleges don’t accept self-reported scores from Scoir. If that’s the case, any self-reported scores that you enter on Scoir will not be passed to them via this application process, and you will be required to submit your scores through another means.

Please note, only your highest SAT/ACT scores will be sent to colleges via this application process

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