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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 2019)

SAT Critical Reading 690
SAT Math 690
SAT Writing 690

SAT Combined (1600 scale) 1380
SAT Combined (2400 scale) 2070 
ACT English 33
ACT Math 30
ACT Composite 31