ACT/SAT Optional List for Fall 2025

Test Optional and Test Free Colleges

This list includes bachelor degree granting institutions that do not require all or most recent U.S. high school graduates applying for fall 2025 to submit ACT/SAT results before admissions decisions are made. As the restrictions column indicates, some schools only exempt applicants who meet minimum grade or class rank criteria; others use ACT/SAT scores solely for course placement. Please check with individual schools for details.

2,000+

Accredited, Bachelor’s Degree Granting Colleges & Universities with ACT/SAT Optional or Test-Free Admission Policies for Students Seeking to Enroll in Fall 2025 or Beyond

1920+

ACT/SAT Optional institutions

80+

Test-Free Institutions

Test Optional and Test Free List

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