If I take the SAT or ACT multiple times, which results does Dartmouth consider?


Information regarding testing for applicants to the Class of 2028

If you submit multiple scores from the SAT or ACT, we will accept superscored testing, i.e. your highest section scores in either test, regardless of the test dates. We don't recommend excessive testing—testing is not the ultimate factor in evaluating an application. Testing, in conjunction with your academic record and recommendations, helps us better understand your academic preparation. Making the most out of your high school opportunities is more important than repeatedly taking standardized tests.

On Common App, you will have an opportunity to indicate if you would like Dartmouth to consider your test scores as a part of your application. 

You may self-report your scores on your application, and we will consider these scores until we receive your official scores.

The fastest and most direct way to submit official scores is to request the testing agency report your scores to Dartmouth. You are also welcome to ask your school counselor to submit your scores to Dartmouth with your transcript or by emailing them to submit@dartmouth.edu.

Please note: if you indicate that you wish your scores to be considered in our review of your candidacy for admission, we will require that you submit your official scores before you enroll.