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