For first-year students and transfer students entering Wofford, submission of ACT or SAT scores are optional for admission purposes. More than half of U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100 national liberal arts colleges are now test optional; Wofford is 77th on the Top 100 list.
We consider a number of different factors when students apply for admission to Wofford. These factors include high school grades, course selection, activities, an essay and recommendations. Consistently, a student’s high school GPA has been the best predictor of academic success at Wofford. We are very confident we can continue to make sound admission decisions without standardized test scores. In order to help us continue studying how predictive the SAT and ACT are in first-year success, we will collect test scores of applicants after all admission and financial aid decisions are made.
Test scores, if submitted, will be added to these factors.
Yes! All applicants, regardless of whether or not they submitted scores, will be evaluated for merit-based aid. However, if you are nominated to be a Wofford Scholar you must submit your standardized test scores.
If you’re pleased with your SAT or ACT scores and think they reflect your academic ability, you may submit them for consideration. However, test scores are not required. All applications will be reviewed for admission and merit-based financial aid with or without test scores.
If you are unsure of whether you wish to submit your test scores for consideration, you may contact your Admission Counselor.
View additional information on Wofford's first year profile.
Yes, all international students are still required to submit scores as part of the admission process.
Check out our transfer applicant page for more information.
Visit FairTest.org for more information about the trend to test optional admission.