All candidates for admission—both first-year and transfer—are required to submit results of the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT. Candidates should schedule the SAT or ACT exam to allow at least one month between the testing date and the appropriate application deadline. Students may self-report their scores on their applications, but all enrolling students are required to submit an official score report, and any discrepancies between self-reported and official test scores may jeopardize a student’s offer of admission. Applicants to the College must identify Pomona directly to the College Board to receive official test results.
Arrangements for taking the College Board or ACT Program examinations are made directly with the testing agency, and the responsibility for completing these arrangements rests with the candidate. Candidates are urged to fill out the descriptive questionnaire associated with the tests.
Information concerning test dates, application fees, score reports, testing procedures, sample questions and special administration of the tests may be obtained from the testing agencies. Inquiries should be sent to the College Board for the SAT or The American College Testing Program for the ACT.
The Admissions Committee will consider the highest section scores across all SAT test dates and will also consider the highest ACT section scores across all test dates. Final admissions decisions will be made using your highest individual test scores.
With each test result submitted, Pomona College will update records with any new individual high scores; this can benefit candidates by allowing Pomona College to fully consider the application with the context of best testing performance. Thus, we recommend that applicants submit or self-report all test results.
The writing section on the SAT and ACT is not required. SAT Subject Test scores are optional.
For more information, please refer to information about test score requirements on the Admissions section of the Pomona College website.