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You’re More Than a Test Score

Colorado College adopted a flexible testing policy beginning with the class of 2015 (fall first-year class entering August 2011) and transfer students entering in January 2011. We require that applicants submit either the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT test, or elect a third option including three exams of the applicant’s choice chosen from a list of acceptable exams.

We do not use an arbitrary cutoff point, and scores are never the ultimate deciding factor in our process.

They do, however, continue to be valued as the only standardized measure among our evaluation criteria. Please see the comprehensive outline of our new policy and our FAQs.


Median test scores of admitted students
(preliminary figures for the Class of 2020)

SAT Critical Reading: 675
SAT Math: 670
SAT Writing: 660

SAT Combined (1600 scale): 1340
SAT Combined (2400 scale): 2010
ACT English: 32
ACT Math: 29
ACT Composite: 31

Please note that we also accept the new SAT(R), but due to the new nature of the test, have no median scores to report as of yet.