Testing Policies

When you apply to Mount Holyoke, you have the choice to submit your Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores or not.  SAT scores - as well as scores from other standardized tests, such as the ACT - are not required for admission. (Homeschooled applicants do need to take the ACT or three SAT II subject tests.)

We take an individualized, holistic approach toward education and admission. Because the SAT doesn't measure the full range of your intellectual and motivational qualities, we don't make it a required part of the admission process. More about our testing policy...