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Flexible Testing Policy

We recognize that numbers fall short in communicating the breadth of your intelligence. Colorado College applicants have an expanded set of choices for meeting standardized test requirements.

On the Common Application, the student may select SAT, ACT, or Flexible Testing. If the student selects Flexible Testing, the Admission Committee is on alert to look for a variety of tests and select the ones most advantageous to the student.

1. The College Board SAT Reasoning Test


2. The American College Testing (ACT) Assessment Test


3. Three exams (ACT, SAT, AP, IB, TOEFL) of your choice, which must include one quantitative test, one verbal/writing test, and a third test of your choice.

Category B
Verbal/Writing Test

American College Testing
ACT English
ACT Writing

College Board Tests
AP English Language and Composition
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Writing

International Baccalaureate Examinations
IB Language (A1, A2, or B English)


Category C
Any Approved Test

Any ACT test (English, Math, Science, Reading, Writing)
Any Advanced Placement score
Any International Baccalaureate score
Any SAT test (Critical Reading, Math, Writing)
Any SAT Subject test (TOEFL) or Pearson Test of English or IELTS (international students only)

Category A

Quantitative Test

American College Testing
ACT Math

College Board Tests
AP Computer Science
AP Chemistry
AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics
AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics
AP Physics B, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
SAT Math
SAT Subject tests in Math – Level 1 or Level 2
SAT Subject test in Chemistry
SAT Subject test in Physics

International Baccalaureate Examinations (final results, not predicted results)
IB Chemistry
IB Computing Studies
IB Economics
IB Math
IB Physics
IB Physical and Chemical Systems