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Flexible Testing Policy

We recognize that numbers fall short in communicating the breadth of your intelligence. In keeping with a newly adopted admission application policy, Colorado College applicants now have an expanded set of choices for meeting standardized test requirements. Students may now submit results from one of three standardized testing options:

Three Flexible Testing Options

1. The College Board SAT Reasoning Test


2. The American College Testing (ACT) Assessment Test


3. Three exams of your choice, which must include at least one quantitative test from Category A, at least one verbal or writing test in Category B, and a third test of the student’s choice among those tests listed in Category C.



Category B
Verbal/Writing Test

American College Testing
ACT English
ACT Writing

College Board Tests
AP English Language and Composition
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Writing

International Baccalaureate Examinations
IB Language (A1, A2, or B English)


Category C
Any Approved Test

Any ACT test (English, Math, Science, Reading, Writing)
Any Advanced Placement score
Any International Baccalaureate score
Any SAT test (Critical Reading, Math, Writing)
Any SAT Subject test (TOEFL) or Pearson Test of English or IELTS (international students only)

Category A

Quantitative Test

American College Testing
ACT Math

College Board Tests
AP Computer Science
AP Chemistry
AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics
AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics
AP Physics B, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
SAT Math
SAT Subject tests in Math – Level 1 or Level 2
SAT Subject test in Chemistry
SAT Subject test in Physics

International Baccalaureate Examinations
IB Chemistry
IB Computing Studies
IB Economics
IB Math
IB Physics
IB Physical and Chemical Systems