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Do any colleges NOT accept the ACT in place of the SAT?

stressedoutttstressedouttt Posts: 4,109Registered User Senior Member
edited August 2011 in College Admissions
the title says it all
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Replies to: Do any colleges NOT accept the ACT in place of the SAT?

  • mrlaurencenguyenmrlaurencenguyen Posts: 553- Member
    I think the CUNY's don't...but I could be wrong.
  • rockvillemomrockvillemom Posts: 6,464Registered User Senior Member
    Every college and university in the United States accepts either the SAT or the ACT - no exceptions. Including the CUNYs - see quote below. Do check each individual college's website to see if they require the SAT/ACT with writing and if they require SAT IIs - also known as SAT subject tests.

    From CUNY admissions:
    The admission review process provides us with an opportunity to examine your entire high school academic record, which includes: academic units, grades/grade trends, and standardized test scores (SAT, ACT and NY State Regents). To be admitted into a four-year college, you must demonstrate college-level readiness in reading, writing and mathematics. Please review the Freshman Admission Profile to get an idea of the mean grade point average (GPA) and SAT scores for last year's admitted freshman class.
  • drusbadrusba Posts: 8,639Registered User Senior Member
    The only existing "exception" today is the growing number of colleges that no longer require any tests.

    Virtually none even state a preference any longer for one test or the other. The only ones I am aware that do are the Cal Poly's; three years ago those colleges, which are in a state where the SAT dominates, decided to adopt a preference: the ACT.
  • warblersrulewarblersrule Posts: 9,249Super Moderator Senior Member
    Wake Forest and Harvey Mudd were for a while the only schools that held out and refused to accept the ACT. Both eventually succumbed and began accepting ACT scores about four years ago.
  • stressedoutttstressedouttt Posts: 4,109Registered User Senior Member
    alright, thanks everyone! :)
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