Transfer Testing Requirements at the 2011 US News Top 50

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CollegeSAT/ACTSAT subj testsNotes
HarvardReqRec
PrincetonNANA
YaleReqN
ColumbiaReqN
StanfordReqRec
U PennReqN
Cal TechNNCal Tech has its own admissions test
MITSAT onlyReqMIT is the only school that requires the SAT and does not take the ACT
DartmouthReqReq
DukeReqN
U ChicagoReqN
NorthwesternReqRec
Johns HopkinsNN
Washington U in St. LouisReqNScores required only if the SAT/ACT was taken during high school
BrownReqReqEither SAT w/ two subject tests or the complete ACT are required, no tests are required if not taken previously
CornellNNScores should be submitted only if tests were taken previously and would like them to be considered
RiceReqN
VanderbiltReqN
Notre DameReqN
EmoryReqN
GeorgetownReqNScores not required if more than 5 years out of high school
UC BerkeleyNN
Carnegie MellonReqReqScores only required if already took the test
USCReqN
UCLANN
UVAReqN
Wake ForestNN
TuftsReqNSAT subject tests should be sent if available
U MichiganReqNScores only required if already took the test
UNC Chapel HillReqNScores required only if applying to enter as a sophomore
Boston CollegeReqNScores not required if more than 5 years out of high school
College of William & MaryReqNScores not required if more than 5 years out of high school
NYUReqNScores required only if applying to enter as a sophomore
BrandeisReqN
Georgia TechNN
UC San DiegoNN
LehighNN
U RochesterReqNScore requirements can be waived if worked one full year
UC DavisNN
UC Santa BarbaraNN
Case Western ReserveReqNScores required only if applying to enter as a sophomore or more than 5 years out of high school
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteReqNScores required only if applying to enter as a sophomore
UC IrvineNN
U WashingtonReqNScores required only if applying to enter as a sophomore
UT AustinNN
U WisconsinRecNScores required only if applying to enter as a sophomore
Penn StateReqNScores required only if applying to enter with less than two semesters of college credit
U IllinoisReqNScores required only if applying to enter with less than one semester of college credit
U MiamiReqNScores required only if applying to enter with less than one semester of college credit
YeshivaReqN

Sources: each colleges’ website, commonapp.org.
Updated November 18, 2010.

Some notes:

ALWAYS CHECK with the college’s website to make sure the data is correct. We made every effort to be accurate, but things change and we don’t automatically receive updates from the schools. There are also more details available at each colleges’ website.

The table assumes that you’re applying from the US and that you’re applying to the college of arts and sciences at each school. International student whose first language is not English will usually be required to take the TOEFL, though in some cases, applicants may be exempted from the TOEFL if their SAT reasoning scores are high enough. Also, other colleges, such as the business, nursing, or engineering schools may have different (or more specific) requirements (for example, they may want you to take specific SAT subject tests). Again, check each colleges’ website for details.

Why these schools? They happen to be the Top 50 National Universities according to US News. We wanted a sampling of the most popular schools that students might be curious about. Keep in mind there are about 2,500 four-year colleges in the US.

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