College Admission Testing Information

Many colleges continue to practice a test-optional testing policy.  In lieu of testing, some colleges are asking for a supplemental document (graded writing assignment, in depth resume, AP/IB scores, etc.) to be submitted. Please check with each individual college for more information and to see their specific policy. This website also compiles this information and is updated on a regular basis.

Test Optional Means Test Optional

What is test-blind and who participates?

ACT, SAT or Skip It?

Not sure what to take:


The College Board – PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP exams

SAT is going Digital! Fall 2023 for PSAT and Spring 2024 for SAT


List of Test Optional Schools *updated regularly


A Parent’s Guide: Getting your Teen Ready for the SAT

A Parent’s Guide: Getting your Teen Ready for the SAT, Spanish version

Testing dates:

SAT test dates

How to send SAT scores to your colleges

ACT test dates

How to send you ACT cores to your colleges


ACT Test Prep

SAT Test Prep


*Every student is different, so please do your own research. Some students may take each exam one time before deciding which one they want to continue with; while others pick one and stick with it.

*Students who receive free/reduced lunch are eligible for fee waivers. Please see your counselor or Mr. DeRocco.

Arlington Public Schools does not sponsor, endorse, recommend or screen the individuals or companies whose offers are posted here. Families and students are reminded that they need to complete their own research on these individuals or companies to determine if they wish to engage in any of their opportunities or services.