Admissions Office

Test Policy

Testing is optional for all students (except for those applying to the combined law or medical programs, and for those who are homeschooled). Testing is not required to be eligible for merit scholarships.

As an applicant, if you choose to send your scores to Union, we will use them in the evaluation of your application. If you decide that your scores should not be a part of our evaluation–or if you were unable to take the SAT or ACT and do not have scores to send–check the appropriate box on the application to let us know that you wish to have your application reviewed without consideration of test scores.

When deciding whether or not to submit testing, consider the average score or middle 50% range of scores for Union. For enrolling students, the middle 50% range for the SAT is 1290-1410 [math + reading only] and the middle 50% for the ACT is 28-32. If your tests meet or exceed these averages, we recommend submitting them. In a typical enrolled class at Union, 35-40% of students did not submit testing.

Early Action, Early Decision and Regular Decision applicants


  • SAT/ACT Optional


  • SAT/ACT optional but recommended
  • TOEFL or IELTS is required for all applicants whose first language is not English. Only in very rare circumstances do we waive this requirement. Please see our international application requirements for details.

Leadership in Medicine Applicants

At least one of the following:

  • SAT, plus SAT Subject Tests* in a math and in a science
  • ACT

*Special note: SAT subject scores will be optional for students applying in 2020 for Fall 2021 enrollment.

3+3 Accelerated Law Program Applicants

  • SAT or ACT required

Homeschooled Applicants

  • SAT or ACT required