Send Test Scores

Scores from SAT or ACT with Writing are required for admission and must come directly from the testing agency.

All test scores from ACT and SAT are considered.

SAT or ACT?

The University of Washington accepts the SAT and ACT equally. There is absolutely no advantage in submitting one test over the other. We recommend that students submit all test scores from SAT and ACT. If an applicant submits scores from both tests, national concordance tables determine which scores are relatively higher.

SAT Score Choice Policy

The University of Washington requests that students submit scores from all SAT exams.

Putting Tests in Perspective

We in the Office of Admissions caution students and their families against placing too much emphasis on standardized tests. Taking either test more than twice is probably a waste of time and money— as well as a source of unnecessary stress.

For more information about the factors considered in freshman admission, consult Freshman Review.

How to Submit Scores

Test scores are valid and will be considered official only if they are sent directly from the testing agency to the UW. Scores coming from a source other than the testing agency, such as your high school, are not official.

  • Students unable to provide test scores may include, along with the rest of their application file, a petition to be considered for admission without scores.

How to Request Scores

The easiest way is to request that the UW receive scores at the time you register for the test. After you’ve taken the test, you may still request that scores be sent.

  • SAT
    The UW’s four-digit code is 4854.
  • ACT
    The UW's four-digit code is 4484.

When to Submit Scores

Applicants for Summer or Autumn 2015

You are required to have official test scores sent directly to the UW from the testing agency no later than December 31, 2014.

Top 10 Questions

What exercise and fitness opportunities are available to students?

Free to students, the UW has an amazing Intramural Activities (IMA) building located north of Husky Stadium.

In additional to magnificent views of Lake Washington and the mountains, the IMA includes:

  • Six tons of workout machines
  • Indoor jogging track
  • Swimming Pool
  • Squash, tennis, & racquetball courts
  • Climbing facility with 5,800 sq ft. of climbing surfaces
  • Students can also participate in more than 50 club (including tae kwon do, lacrosse, sailing, and Ultimate Frisbee) and intramural (including bowling, badminton, and flag football) sports at the IMA.

How safe is the UW campus?

For a small city of 60,000 -- 40,000 students and 20,000 faculty and staff -- within the larger city of Seattle, the UW campus is an extremely safe place to be. The UW compares favorably with other urban universities.

The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) is one of only 47 university or college police departments nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. It employs 53 police officers who are fully commissioned by the State of Washington and have the same authority as other law enforcement officers. UWPD has primary responsibility for law enforcement on the campus and works closely with the Seattle Police Department and other law enforcement agencies throughout Washington State.

Officers patrol the campus on a 24-hour basis and staff a detective division, a traffic unit, the Residence Hall Patrol, a unit specifically assigned to the residence halls, and a Crime Prevention Unit which offers a variety of programs and services on personal and property protection to the campus community.

The UW is committed to Safe Campus principles.

I am interested in studying abroad. What opportunities are available at the UW?

Truly a life-altering experience, the UW offers the largest study abroad program on the West Coast, with more than 1,200 undergraduates choosing among 350 program options to 60 different countries every year.

No longer just for language majors, students in just about any academic program can participate. Programs last anywhere from a few weeks to an entire academic year. Financial aid, scholarships, insurance, etc. often remain intact for those students who desire to go abroad.