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

Dartmouth College is test optional for the Class of 2026.

Published by the College Board, the SAT is a college admissions test which includes questions addressing three broad areas of knowledge: reading, writing, and mathematics.

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: November
Last test date for Regular Decision: December