SAT Subject Tests, are they required?


Information regarding testing for applicants to the Class of 2029

You are welcome to submit SAT Subject Test scores to illustrate your academic strengths.

SAT Subject Tests are an optional part of our review process. Not submitting these scores will not prevent your candidacy from receiving a full review by the Admissions Committee. If you submit subject test scores, we will include them in our review of your application.

It's Not All About the Numbers. Standardized testing isn't the ultimate factor we use in evaluating an application. Testing, in conjunction with your secondary school report and recommendations, helps us better understand your academic preparation. We strongly advise students to focus on the many holistic elements of the application that showcase academic excellence and their personal narrative. Dartmouth has practiced holistic admissions review for more than a century, and that ancient ideal of the whole person continues to guide our application review process for candidacies.