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ACT/SAT Test Scores

Most applicants are not required to submit a standardized test score to be considered for admission to BYU through winter 2024.

All materials must be received or reported by the appropriate application deadline. If you would like to make any changes to your application after submission you will be required to withdraw your application and then resubmit. This will update the application submission timestamp.

ACT/SAT Scores

Due to the limited availability of ACT and SAT exam options during the COVID-19 global pandemic, most applicants are not required to submit a standardized test score to be considered for admission to BYU for spring 2021 through winter 2024. Applicants may choose to submit a test score if they feel it would strengthen their application; however, applicants who do not submit a test score will not be at a disadvantage. Applicants wanting an ACT or SAT test score considered with their application, must have it included at the time of submission before the priority or final deadline.

Please click on the applicant type to read more about possible test requirements.

    • Freshmen applicants who have completed sufficient accredited high school work will have the option to apply with or without an ACT or SAT test 
    • The admission application will guide the applicant through assessing sufficient accredited high school work. 
    • Transfer applicants who have earned fewer than 24 graded college credits will have the option to apply with or without an ACT or SAT test if they also completed sufficient accredited high school work. 
    • The admission application will guide the applicant through assessing sufficient accredited high school work.
    • International applicants applying as either a freshman or a transfer applicant with fewer than 24 graded college credits will have the same options as all freshmen and transfer applicants. Please see freshmen and transfer applicants for details. 
    • Homeschooled applicants who have not earned sufficient accredited high school work will have the option to earn 24 graded college credits or take an ACT or SAT exam. 
    • The admission application will guide the applicant through assessing sufficient accredited high school work.
    • Concurrent enrollment applicants will have the option to apply with or without an ACT or SAT test score.  

BYU only considers the highest overall composite score it receives in its evaluation, minus the writing portion. BYU does not use a superscore for either ACT or SAT test scores. ACT and SAT test scores can be sent from the following sources:

  • Directly from the ACT or SAT office
  • From a copy of a student’s official score report (mailed or delivered)
  • For SAT scores, you can download the official PDF score report on your College Board account and send us a YMessage (YMessage.byu.edu)
  • For ACT scores, you can take a screenshot of your individual test score from your ACT account and please make sure that the screenshot includes the following information (see example below):
    1. Your name in the top right corner
    2. "Welcome (Student's Name)!" in the top middle of the screen
    3. ACT ID below the "Welcome"
    4. Test date
    5. Your individual test scores
  • After taking this screenshot you can send it to us via YMessage (YMessage.byu.edu)