IU's test-optional admissions policy allows you to choose at the point of application whether to have your SAT or ACT test scores considered as part of your admissions review—letting you decide how best to tell your academic story. Research indicates that for most students, high school GPA paired with test scores provides the best prediction of academic success at Indiana University. However, for some students a standardized test score may not show all that they are capable of or tell the full story of their potential.
Each individual student will determine if they should apply test-optional, however various resources and guidance are available through our office.
COVID-19 Update: If you apply for the November 1 early action (non-binding) deadline for fall 2021 and haven’t been able to take the ACT or SAT, we have updated our process to allow you to apply test-optional at the point of application and if you wish, have your scores considered later. To learn more about this option visit our test-optional website.
We superscore, which means that if you choose to have test scores considered as part of your admissions review, when we are reviewing your application, we'll consider your best test scores. We’ll consider the highest critical reading and math component scores for the SAT. For the ACT, we’ll combine the highest scores for each subtest from different exams for a new ACT composite
If you took the ACT or SAT, you may share either official or self-reported scores. Students sharing self-reported scores can self-report your test scores on your application. You will also have the option to self-report additional scores after submitting your application. If offered admission, the offer will be contingent upon receipt of official test scores from testing agencies, which must match or be higher than those self-reported during the admissions process. Self-reporting your scores is only applicable if you decide to have your test scores considered at the point of application.
Self-report your scores
If you would like to have the official testing agencies send your scores, use the codes listed below to have your official scores sent to Indiana University Bloomington.
- Our SAT code is 1324.
- Our ACT code is 1210.