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Test Optional Schools

Test Optional Schools

There are now over 900 four-year colleges in the US where submitting test scores is no longer required — students may choose whether or not they want to send their scores. This is an excellent option for students who feel that their testing does not accurately reflect their academic abilities or commitment. The list of test-optional schools includes, but is by no means limited to:
 

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Allegheny College
  • American University
  • Arizona State University
  • Bard College
  • Bates College
  • Beloit College
  • Bennington College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brandeis University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Catholic University
  • Clark University
  • College of the Atlantic
  • Columbia College (Chicago)
  • Connecticut College
  • Curry College
  • Denison University
  • DePaul University
  • Dickinson College
  • Drew University
  • Earlham College
  • Eugene Lang College/New School
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Furman University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Goucher College
  • Green Mountain College
  • Guilford College
  • Hampshire College
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • Hofstra University
  • Ithaca College
  • Juniata College
  • Knox College
  • Lake Forest College
  • Lawrence University
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Loyola University (Maryland)
  • McDaniel College
  • Manhattanville College
  • Marist College
  • Marlboro College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Naropa College
  • Pitzer College
  • Prescott College
  • Providence College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Ripon College
  • Rollins College
  • St. John’s College
  • St. Joseph’s University
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Sewanee: The University of the South
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • Susquehanna College
  • Temple University
  • Transylvania University
  • Trinity College (CT)
  • Union College
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Ursinus College
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Washington College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wheaton College (MA)
  • Whitman College
  • Willamette University
  • Wittenberg College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

A complete list of test-optional schools may be found through the services of the FairTest organization. Please note that a few of these schools may have additional entrance requirements, such as a graded essay or a certain GPA, for their test-optional applicants.