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Standardized Tests

Official scores from either the ACT or SAT are required in order for a candidate's application to be considered complete and to be reviewed for admission. Below you'll find helpful information on standardized test scores as part of the admission process.

Submitting Your Scores

  • All scores must be submitted through the appropriate testing agency
  • Tulane's ACT Code: 1614
  • Tulane's SAT Code: 6832

How Scores Are Reviewed

It is our policy to consider the score from either exam that represents appicants in the most positive academic light; therefore, we do not have a preference for either standardized test over the other.

  • We superscore the SAT, meaning that we will consider the highest section scores across all SAT score reports from all SAT test dates.
    • We will only superscore SAT reports that are on the same numerical scale (see below section, "Redesigned SAT").
    • If you submit separate scores from both the 2400-scale SAT and from the redesigned SAT, we will only consider the highest overall score.
  • We do not superscore the ACT.
  • We do not require scores for the written portion of either test.
  • SAT Subject Tests are optional.* If you choose to include those scores as part of your application, they will be considered.
  • Click here for information on our most recent freshman class.

Redesigned SAT

College Board debuted a redesigned SAT in March 2016 that returned to the 1600-point scale. We understand many students took the SAT before that date, so we've compiled a short guide below for students affected by this change.

Admission Term High School Grade
2016-17
SAT Considered
Fall 2017 Senior Current OR New SAT
Fall 2018 + Juniors and younger New SAT (1600-scale)

Transfer applicants

For transferring students with 30 or more credits taken as a college student and a 3.4 cumulative GPA, we may be able to waive the test score requirement. Please email transfer@tulane.edu to see if you are eligible.

*Home school students are required to submit two SAT subject tests. For more information on applying as a home school student, please click here.