SUNY Purchase Goes Test Optional

Freshman applicants are no longer required to submit SAT/ACT scores. For a list of application requirements see Note that under #3, test scores are not mandatory.

However, when test scores are within a college’s median range, it is usually a good idea to send them (even if you feel they don’t accurately represent your abilities). This is especially true if you don’t have any admission “hooks” (i.e., you’re not a recruited athlete, underrepresented minority student, legacy or VIP). Even if you’re not delighted with your test results, it’s wise to let the admission officials know that they do fall within the middle range. Otherwise the admission folks may assume they’re worse than they really are!