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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 Combined: 1400
SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing (EBRW): 690
SAT Math: 700

ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 33
ACT Math: 29

Contact Us

Office of Admission :
800-542-7214 or 719-389-6344
Fax: 719-389-6816
912 N Cascade Ave. 
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid :
800-260-6458 or 719-389-6651
Fax: 719-389-6173
14 E. Cache La Poudre St. 
Colorado Springs, CO 80903