Scores from the ACT or SAT are required with your admissions application.

Dartmouth College is test optional for the Class of 2026.

The ACT is a college admissions test which includes questions addressing four broad areas of knowledge: English, mathematics, reading, and science.

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.

It's Not All About the Numbers

Testing is required, but it isn't the ultimate factor in evaluating an application. We look at every applicant in the context of available opportunities and efforts. Testing, in conjunction with your secondary school report and recommendations, helps us better understand your academic preparation.

Test Deadlines

Last test date for Early Decision: October

Last test date for Regular Decision: December