Connecticut College is test-optional.
We don’t require applicants to submit standardized test scores because we think there are better ways to determine if you’ll be successful at Conn. And we want you to highlight your strengths in the application process, not write about a random topic we've assigned. We believe your high school transcript, essay, recommendations or other application materials may show your strengths better than test scores.
How to decide whether to submit your test scores
Our advice is to submit your scores if you feel they are representative of your achievement and will enhance your application. (Review the middle 50% range of scores submitted for the Class of 2023.) However, if you feel your standardized test scores do not reflect your full potential and elect not to submit them, you will not be at a disadvantage in the admission process.
In the Common App, simply choose which one testing score option you'd like us to consider:
- No tests
- SAT Reasoning Test (essay is not required)
- ACT (writing component is not required)
If you want to submit your test scores
If you would like us to consider your tests scores as part of your application, note that we accept both official and self-reported test scores.
Official test scores can be submitted in any of the following ways:
- Directly from the testing agency (SAT and ACT).
- By your high school counselor via email (email@example.com) or fax (860-439-4301).
- By your high school counselor via official transcript.
Self-reported test scores can be submitted in either of the following ways:
- Enter scores in the testing section of the Common Application.
- Submit screenshots or scanned copies of score reports via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (860-439-4301).
If you submit self-reported scores, please note that your official test scores will be required upon enrollment. Any discrepancies from self-reported test scores may result in rescinding our offer of admission.
We “superscore” the SAT Reasoning Test and use the combined highest composite score from the ACT. You should send scores from every SAT/ACT date for which you received your best scores in specific sections.
Scores from standardized tests taken through November typically arrive in time for Early Decision I consideration. Tests taken in December will arrive in time for Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants.
Standardized test scores are not considered in the transfer application process.
English Proficiency Requirement
Conn's standardized testing policy does not apply to testing for purposes of demonstrating English proficiency. Students whose first language is not English must submit the TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or PTE.