Office of Admissions

Send SAT/ACT scores?

The information presented below is for U.S. transfer students only. International students must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Applicants with fewer than 40 transferable credits are required to submit test scores from ACT or SAT. For applicants with 40 or more transferable credits, submitting test scores is optional.

  • Applicants are required to submit SAT or ACT scores directly from the testing agency.
  • Test scores do not expire; the UW will accept them for admission purposes no matter how many years have passed since the exam.


Superscoring refers to the practice of taking the student’s best section scores across all exam sittings to combine for the best overall score. The UW does superscore. Superscoring does not include the Writing score, which is not considered in the admission decision.

Old and new SAT

We will superscore among a student’s old sittings (pre-March 2016) and — separately — among a student’s new SAT sittings (March 2016 and after).  However, we will not superscore between new and old versions of the test because the exams are not constructed the same way.

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
    UW’s Institutional Code 4854
  • ACT
    UW’s Institutional Code 4484