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Testing and Score Choice

Applicants must self-report their testing on the application. The SAT Essay and ACT Writing sections are not used in our review. Admitted students who enroll at UVA must request official score reports from the SAT or ACT for verification. Our ETS code is 5820. Our ACT code is 4412.

The last recommended test dates for Early Action applicants are the October dates. The last recommended test dates for Regular Decision applicants are the December dates.

Students whose first language is not English or who have attended an English-speaking school for fewer than two years are required to provide evidence of their English proficiency by submitting the results of the TOEFL or the IELTS.

It has been the Office of Admission’s long-standing policy to consider the best test scores submitted by applicants. We use the top score from each section across all administrations of the same exam. Scores from the previous version of the SAT and the current SAT will not be combined. For the ACT, we look at the best composite score and the best subscores, regardless of whether those subscores are from the administration where the best composite was earned.

We hope you will submit all of your scores knowing that we will recombine the sections to get the best possible set of scores. SAT Subject Tests are optional.

More information about the timing of test score reporting and about how we look at scores can be found on Dean J's blog.