New SAT Policy
Test Score Requirement
All first-year applicants and transfer applicants with less than 30 completed units are required to submit SAT or ACT scores via an official score report from the testing agency. The Office of Admission will accept scores from the old SAT test, the new SAT test, or the ACT to meet this requirement, provided the test was taken in the last five years.
The optional ACT writing test and new SAT writing/essay section are neither required nor recommended. Essay and writing scores from these optional components will not be considered by our office. The SAT II Subject Tests are also not required.
First-year applicants must take the SAT or ACT by December in order to meet the January 5 application deadline.
Reviewing Test Scores
The Office of Admission will superscore the old and new SAT separately, meaning our office will combine the highest section scores from each test date to create the highest total per test. However, we will not combine old and new SAT section scores, as these two tests are scaled differently. It is therefore to your advantage to send our office the results from each time you took the SAT. We do not superscore the ACT.
When evaluating applications, our Admission Counselors will only consider an applicant's highest test scores. Our office will use the concordance chart below to determine your highest composite score across all three tests - old SAT (superscore), new SAT (superscore), and ACT (highest total). We will convert your new SAT scores based on the 1600 point total (and not by converting individual section scores). For old SAT scores, our office will only consider your 1600 point total (Critical Reading and Math).
Admitted Student Averages
Using College Board's concordance table to convert the 1600 point SAT averages from last year, we estimate that the mid-50% score range of admitted students for Fall 2016 would be 1260-1420 on the new SAT. The average SAT score of Fall 2016 admitted students would be 1330 on the New SAT.
Please note that these are projections based on data from the old SAT, and the new SAT score ranges and averages for the Fall 2017 class may significantly differ.
|Old SAT CR+M (Score Range)||New SAT Total (Score Range)||ACT Composite Score||Old SAT CR+M (Single Score)||New SAT Total (Single Score)|
* All data in the above chart based on concordance information provided by College Board.
Helpful Links for the New SAT
Comparing the ACT and New SAT