Standardized Testing

We know you’re anything but standard, so the SAT/ACT is just one part of your application.

 

Required Exam(s) for Freshman Applicants
Required Exam(s) An SAT or ACT (reported directly from the testing agency) 
SAT Middle 50% range for Class of 2021 1240-1440 (Critical Reading + Math out of 1600)
Middle 50% range for Class of 2021 (Critical Reading) 630-720
Middle 50% range for Class of 2021 (Math) 610-720
ACT Middle 50% range for Class of 2021 29-33 (Overall Composite Score out of 36)
SAT or ACT Writing Not required. A student’s writing ability is assessed through the essay(s) submitted with their application.

Taking Multiple Tests

We require either the SAT or ACT for all freshman applicants. If scores from both tests are submitted, we will use the examination result that is most advantageous for an applicant’s case for admission.

When evaluating SAT scores, the admission committee places primary emphasis on the Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math sections on the redesigned SAT (sections are named Critical Reading and Math on the old SAT). Our office will not combine scores between the old and redesigned versions of the SAT. However, if an applicant sends us several test scores from the same test version taken on multiple dates, we will use the best overall combination of SAT scores in our review process.

Scoring Required Tests:
SAT: For the redesigned SAT, W&M uses your best individual Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math scores out of 1600 in our application review process. For the old SAT, the same policy applies for the Critical Reading and Math sections.

William & Mary's school code for the SAT is: 5115

ACT: W&M uses your best composite score out of 36.

William & Mary's school code for the ACT is: 4344


Optional Exams for Freshman Applicants
SAT Subject Tests SAT II exams are completely optional and are not a primary factor in our review process. However, if you are applying as a Home-Schooled student, we encourage you to submit at least two test scores in core subject areas.
TOEFL or IELTS Exam

Highly recommended for international students for whom English is not the first language.

William & Mary's school code for the TOEFL is: 5115.

Placement Exams
AP/IB Exams and A-Levls W&M accepts credit based on AP/IB exam scores and completion of A-Levels. See the W&M Course Catalog for detailed information and our credit PDF for more info on AP/ IB credits for freshman applicants and for transfer applicants.

Standardized Testing for Transfer Applicants
SAT or ACT Exam

Required: For students who have not completed two full-time semesters of college at time of application.

Optional: For students who have completed two full-time semesters of college at time of application.
TOEFL Required: For international transfer applicants.