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Test Policy

The SAT is changing, but Union’s policy on testing is not. Testing is optional for all students (except for those applying to the combined law or medical programs, and for those who are homeschooled).

Union accepts current SAT scores and will accept scores from the redesigned test. We appreciate that there is some anxiety surrounding the change. We will review any test submitted with care and with an understanding of the concordance between the two tests. 

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, check the appropriate box on the application and the admissions reader will never see your scores.

When deciding whether or not to submit testing, consider the average score or middle 50% range of scores for Union. The middle 50% range for the SAT is 1230-1400 [math + reading only] (old SAT scores, tests administered before March 2016) and the middle 50% for the ACT is 28-31. 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.

Regular and Early Decision applicants


  • SAT/ACT Optional


  • SAT/ACT optional but recommended if English is not your first language.
  • The TOEFL is required if English is not your first language. If English is the language of instruction at your high school or if you are enrolled in an IB diploma program, we can waive the TOEFL requirement.

Leadership in Medicine Applicants

At least one of the following:

  • SAT and two SAT Subjects (one science, one math)
  • ACT

3+3 Accelerated Law Program Applicants

  • SAT or ACT required

Homeschooled Applicants

  • SAT or ACT required