ACT

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

Dartmouth College is test optional for the Class of 2027.

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.

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.

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