Your Scores.


Test Optional Policy

Standardized Test Policy

Applicants for undergraduate admission to the College of Liberal Arts are not required to submit SAT/ACT test scores. We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications and consider high school grades, course of study, recommendations, application essay and extracurricular involvement when making admissions decisions. Furthermore, we recognize it’s been a challenging year, given the cancellation of SAT and ACT exams, as well as the uncertainty of future test dates.
Applicants should indicate if they will submit scores when completing the application. Students electing not to submit SAT/ACT scores must present a strong high school transcript in a rigorous college-prep or honors curriculum and typically will have at least a B+ average.

How Do We Use Scores?

Students may submit either SAT or ACT scores for consideration.  For students submitting multiple test scores or test types Drew will use the highest available composite score in our admissions decision.

SAT Composite Super Scoring

When results from multiple College Board test dates are submitted, Drew will “super score” SAT scores. In other words, an applicant’s best SAT Math score combined with the best SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing (EBRW) score will produce a super score SAT composite (400-1600).

ACT Scores

When evaluating applicants who submit ACT scores, Drew’s admissions and scholarship committees primarily consider the ACT composite score. If results from multiple test dates are submitted, the highest single ACT composite score is used. While all sub-scores are presented to the committee, Drew does not formally “super score” ACT results.

For Scholarship Consideration

Drew’s merit scholarships are awarded largely based on academic achievement in high school. Students choosing not to submit standardized test scores will still be considered for merit scholarships.