Scores from the SAT or ACT are optional and are not required for admission. Test scores are valid only if they are sent directly from the testing agency to the UW Tacoma. Test scores reported on high school transcripts are not considered official.
- Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT I)
UW Tacoma Institutional Code: 4445
- American College Test (ACT)
UW Tacoma Institutional Code: 4493
Does it matter which test I take?
UW Tacoma does not have a preference for one test.
Is the SAT/ACT used for scholarship consideration?
Do you recommend taking the test?
No. The SAT/ACT is not part of our admissions review process.
What if I take the tests more than once (or take both tests)?
We will use only your highest cumulative test score in the admission process; thus, it never hurts to take the test more than once if you believe you could improve your score. Please note that we will not combine the highest scores from different test dates (i.e., the highest math score with the highest verbal score).
If I take the ACT, do I have to take the Writing Test as well?
No, you do not.