ACT/SAT Optional List

Test Optional and Test Free Colleges

This list includes bachelor degree granting institution that do not require all or most recent U.S. high school graduates applying for fall 2023 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.


Accredited, 4-Year Colleges & Universities with ACT/SAT-Optional or Test-Free Testing Policies for Fall 2023 Applicants


ACT/SAT Optional institutions


Test-Free Institutions

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