Test Optional & Self-Reported Score Policy

St. Lawrence University is SAT/ACT-optional for all applicants. Students must indicate on the Common Application or the St. Lawrence Application which scores, if any, they wish to be considered in the application process. For all students, the most important part of the application is the high school transcript. We also look closely at your essay, your extracurricular activities, and recommendations from your school counselor and teachers. If you have a strong high school record, we welcome your application regardless of how you performed on the SAT or ACT--or whether you took either test. Students whose native language is not English and who are not attending an English-speaking school must submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores as a proof of English language proficiency. Please indicate St. Lawrence University as a recipient institution for scores when registering for exams. 

If you decide to submit your scores, St. Lawrence will accept self-reported scores at the time of your application. This means that you can send us your scores via the following methods:

  • An official score report sent by the testing agency (SAT/TOEFL code: 2805; ACT code: 2896)
  • Email from your school counselor
  • On your official high school transcript (if your school includes test scores on transcripts)
  • A screenshot or PDF of your complete score report emailed to admissions@stlawu.edu (your full name must be clearly visible)

If you choose to self-report your scores and if you’ve taken the test multiple times, please keep in mind that you should submit all of your results for the test(s) chosen for consideration. You should not convert, superscore, or recalculate your self-reported scores in any fashion. If you decide to enroll at St. Lawrence, you must submit official test scores via the testing agency, final high school transcript, or your school counselor.

Please note: your admission decision could be at risk if your self-reported scores differ in any way from your official score reports.