Test Optional Policy

The quality of your academic performance, the rigor of courses selected and your grade-point average are the most important factors considered by the Admission Committee. Submission of the results of the SAT I or the ACT is optional. Students who elect not to submit either an ACT or SAT are strongly encouraged to interview either on campus or with an area alumni representative. SAT II Subject Tests are also not required although you may provide these scores as additional information in support of your application for admission. International applicants must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the results of the SAT I. Your application essay, as well as written statements from your college advisor and an academic teacher, give us a greater understanding of your personal character and motivation. Important also is the quality, rather than the quantity, of your extracurricular accomplishments, whether school, community, job-related or life experience.

Independent of the admission process and solely for the purpose of the College's research, students who have taken the standardized tests must submit the official results of these tests upon matriculation.