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Rebecca Senft

"It's still hard to grasp that I'm going to attend an amazing private university without having to worry about finances. Every student has a story to tell, and QuestBridge allows you to show who you are unlike any other application. QuestBridge puts your past to your advantage in securing your future."

Saint Johnsville, NY
2010 National College Match Recipient
Swarthmore College, Class of 2015


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Standardized Testing

 


 

Standardized tests are an important part of your National College Match application. The results of your standardized tests, including SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Test scores, and ACT scores are required in your online application.

Please note that each of our partner colleges has standardized testing requirements you must fulfill in order to be considered for admission to that school. Most of our partner colleges at minimum require the SAT Reasoning test or the ACT with Writing.

Submitting Test Score Reports 

Deadline What to submit/complete Who
QB September Deadline Upload unofficial copies of your test score reports to your QuestBridge application. All applicants
November 1 (2014 date TBD) Request that the College Board and/or ACT send official score reports to the colleges you ranked. (Should start requesting as soon as you are notified of your finalist status, or earlier.) Finalists who rank
Regular Decision Deadlines Request that the College Board and/or ACT send official score reports to the colleges you plan to apply to for Regular Decision. Any Regular Decision applicant

For instructions on submitting your official test scores to the colleges as well as school codes, please refer to the College Match Requirements for Finalists or Regular Decision Requirements page.

Please Read: Important Information Regarding Test Scores

QuestBridge will accept any test scores that you receive prior to the National College Match application deadline. If you expect to receive scores after the deadline, please list your testing date(s) in the "Testing" section of the application, leaving the score fields blank. If you are selected as a finalist and want to have your new test scores considered for the College Match process by the colleges you have ranked, you should request that the College Board and/or ACT send your scores directly to those colleges. Any testing done after October will be considered only in the Regular Decision process.

If you plan to rank a college for the College Match and cannot meet their testing requirements by the early November deadline, we recommend that before deciding whether to rank the school, you contact the individual colleges in question and ask whether they will review your application for the College Match without all of the required tests.

 Review the partner college testing requirements in the table below:

Required Standardized Tests
College Requirements
Amherst College Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT (recommended that students take it with Writing)
Bowdoin College No standardized tests required; SAT Reasoning Test and ACT are optional.
Read more about Bowdoin's Test Optional Policy.
Brown University Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and any 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing
California Institute of Technology Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests including Math Level 2 and one of the following: Biology (Ecological), Biology (Molecular), Chemistry, or Physics; or
  • ACT with Writing and 2 SAT Subject Tests including Math Level 2 and one of the following: Biology (Ecological), Biology (Molecular), Chemistry, or Physics
**TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers who have not studied for at least two years in an English-speaking country.
Carleton College Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT with Writing
Colorado College

Colorado College has a Flexible Testing Policy.

Students must submit test results from one of the following options:

  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT; or
  • Three exams of the student's choice including at least one from Category A, one from Category B and one from Category C.  Category details.
Columbia University Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing
**If applying for engineering, must take Math and either Physics, Ecological Biology, Molecular Biology, or Chemistry SAT Subject Tests.
Dartmouth College Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing and 2 SAT Subject Tests
**TOEFL or IELTS score is required for any applicant whose first language is not English. Learn more about Dartmouth's testing requirements.
Davidson College Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT

**While it is not an application requirement, Davidson recommends applicants submit two SAT Subject Test scores (mathematics and one test area of your choosing). In addition, for students completing the ACT, Davidson recommends that it be taken with Writing.
**Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of fluency in English through writing samples and successful performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL or IELTS scores must be sent directly to Davidson by the testing agency.

Emory University Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT with Writing
Grinnell College Must take one of the following:
  • SAT (Grinnell only considers the Critical Reading and Math scores when reviewing admission applications); or
  • ACT
Haverford College Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing

Massachusetts
Institute of Technology

Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests including one math and one science test; or
  • ACT with Writing and 2 SAT Subject Tests including one math and one science test
**Non-native English speakers may substitute the TOEFL for the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing test.
Northwestern University Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT with Writing
**SAT Subject Tests are required for certain applicants. Learn more.
Oberlin College Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT with Writing
**If homeschooled, must take 2 additional SAT Subject Tests or ACT with Writing.
Pomona College Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT
**If homeschooled, must take 2 additional SAT Subject Tests or AP Exams in a variety of areas.
Princeton University Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing and 2 SAT Subject Tests
**TOEFL score is required if English is not your native language, and you are attending a secondary school where English has not been the language of instruction for three years.
Rice University Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests in fields related to the student's proposed division of study; or
  • ACT with Writing
Scripps College Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT
Stanford University Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT with Writing
**SAT Subject Tests are recommended, NOT required.
**Non-native English speakers should submit TOEFL scores if the SAT Critical Reading or the ACT does not accurately reflect their English skill level.
Swarthmore College Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with a score from either the ACT optional writing test or the SAT writing section.
**Prospective engineers, regardless of whether they opt for the SAT or ACT, are strongly encouraged to take the Math Level 2 SAT Subject Test. 
Trinity College Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT (Writing recommended); or
  • 2 SAT Subject Tests
**All international applicants must submit at least one of the following standardized tests: SAT, ACT, or any two SAT II subject tests (attested photocopies are acceptable, although we reserve the right to request official scores at a later date). Additionally, applicants who are non-native English speakers and who have not been schooled in an English-based curriculum for a minimum of three years are required to submit either TOEFL or IELTS results. All testing must be completed by January of the year of entrance.  
Tufts University One of the following test combinations is required for admission:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing

**If you are applying to Arts & Sciences and planning to submit the SAT, you may submit whichever two SAT Subject Tests you like.
**If you are applying to the School of Engineering with the SAT, it is strongly recommended you submit either the Chemistry or Physics SAT Subject Tests, plus a math test.
**TOEFL is required for any student attending an overseas school where the language of instruction is not English.

University of Chicago Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT (Writing not required)
**TOEFL or IELTS is required for non-native English speakers who have not spent at least two years in an English-language school.
University of Notre Dame Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT
**SAT Subject Test scores and/or AP Exam scores are NOT required when applying to Notre Dame.
** We recommend that applicants who are enrolled in a home school curriculum submit SAT Subject Test scores. Tests in the areas of history, foreign language, and science can be particularly helpful as we review the student's application. Students may select which exam they wish to take within each subject area.
University of Pennsylvania Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing
**The ACT with Writing may be used in lieu of the SAT Reasong Test and two SAT Subject Tests. No preference is given to either test.
**Candidates to the School of Engineering and Applied Science or the Wharton School taking the SAT are encouraged to take a mathematics Subject Test. 
**Students interested in science-related fields who are taking the SAT, and especially applicants to the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Nursing, are encouraged to take a science Subject Test.

Learn more
about Penn's testing requirements.
University of Southern California Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT with Writing
**If homeschooled, must take 3 additional SAT Subject Tests, including one in Mathematics.
**TOEFL is required of International students whose native language is not English, who also score lower than 600 on SAT Critical Reading, or 27 on ACT English.
University of Virginia Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT with Writing
**SAT Subject Tests are recommended.
**TOEFL is recommended for any student who is not a native English speaker.
Vanderbilt University Must take one of the following:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT with Writing

Vanderbilt will consider the highest section scores across all SAT test dates. Students should send scores from every SAT test date in which they receive a top score in at least one section: mathematics, critical reading, and writing. Only the highest section scores will be considered as part of the admissions review process. Each time SAT scores are submitted, the student's record is updated with the new high section scores. Vanderbilt strongly encourages students to submit scores each time they take the SAT.

**TOEFL or IELTS is required for non-native English speakers unless the student has earned an SAT Critical Reading score of 600 or better.

Learn more about Vanderbilt's testing requirementshere.

Vassar College Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing
Washington and Lee University Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT with Writing
**While it is not an application requirement, Washington and Lee recommends applicants submit two SAT Subject Test scores, provided they are from different subjects.
**TOEFL is recommended for any applicant whose first language is not English and who has not received at least two years of secondary education in an English-medium curriculum.
Wellesley College Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing
Wesleyan University Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing
Williams College Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing and 2 SAT Subject Tests
Yale University Must take one of the following combinations:
  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing
**Please note that applicants for the College Match Program must take their tests during or before October to be eligible for consideration.
**TOEFL is recommended for any applicant whose first language is not English and who has not received at least two years of secondary education in an English-medium curriculum.




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