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What do the Standardized Test search criteria mean?

Many colleges require you to take and report the results from certain standardized tests. You can self report your test scores within the Common Application for tests including the ACT, SAT/SAT Subject, AP, IB, TOEFL, PTE Academic, and IELTS. It's important that you research which test scores are required by your prospective colleges. Schools may require you to send official score reports directly from the testing agency, in addition to your self-reported scores on the Common App.

You can find a school's testing policy in two places. You can click on the college's name in the College Search results list (left image), or by clicking on the college's name in the My Colleges tab of your application (right image). 

                                                

The testing policies defined below apply to US citizens/permanent residents, of traditional college age, applying for full‐time, degree‐seeking status. 

Always Required - This includes schools for which standardized test scores are always a required part of the application.
Never Required - This includes schools for which standardized test scores are never a required part of the application.
Sometimes Required - This includes schools for which standardized test scores are sometimes required part of the application. Check out the school's Testing Information section for more details.
Flexible - This includes schools that may accept alternatives to standardized test scores, such as a graded paper, or are flexible in the types of tests they require (e.g. 3 AP tests instead of the SAT). Be sure you check the school's website for more information!
Ignored - This includes schools for which standardized test scores are ignored if they are received.
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  • Date Created: 07/29/2016
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