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Standardized Tests

Scores from 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

Tulane University is committed to access and affordability for all students. Applicants may self-report scores or submit scores via the testing agency.

Self-reported test scores may be submitted (and updated) in the following ways:

Self-reported scores should not be superscored or recalculated and should be reported exactly as received for each testing date.

Official test scores from the testing agency are required of students who are admitted and choose to enroll. Official scores are required within three weeks of submitting the enrollment deposit.

Prospective athletes must send official score reports from the testing agency to Tulane upon applying.

*Please note: Tulane reserves the right to revoke an offer of admission if an applicant's self-reported test scores do not align with those in the official score report.

  • 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 applicants 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.
  • View 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
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 to see if you are eligible.