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SAT/ACT scores

The University of Washington removed the SAT/ACT requirement for incoming students. Read the June 11, 2020 announcement for more information.

SAT/ACT no longer required

At the UW, we want to see a broader picture of the student and their achievements and we caution students and their families against placing too much emphasis on standardized tests.

See the holistic review section for more information about the factors considered in transfer admission.

Note: International applicants are still required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores.

International applicants

SAT or ACT scores are optional for all applicants. However, the UW will consider qualifying SAT or ACT scores as an English proficiency alternative.