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InstitutionIntl Students at Intl HSIntl Students at US HSUS Citizens at Intl HSDISCLAIMER: This spreadsheet should only be used as a guide.
Students must check with each institution before applying.
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Adelphi U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://news.adelphi.edu/au_news/adelphi-adopts-test-optional-policy-for-fall-2021-spring-2022-admission/?fbclid=IwAR3-BdbTzuIFEcB2zt5cX2mSuxZB1HaBZRbngs2uMxGlGCKOve97133qaak
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 entryMeets Requirement
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Agnes Scott Coll.FlexibleFlexibleFlexible
https://www.agnesscott.edu/admission/
See policy re: alternatives to SAT/ACTMeets Requirement
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Akron, U. ofOptionalOptionalRequired
https://uakron.edu/international/apply/
-Meets Requirement
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Albion Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.albion.edu/admission/apply/international-application
Temporariliy SAT/ACT optional for US Citizens for Fall 2020-Fall 2021 entrySupplemental
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Alfred U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.alfred.edu/admissions/undergraduate/international/index.cfm
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Allegheny Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://sites.allegheny.edu/admissions/why-test-optional/
-Meets Requirement
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Alma Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.alma.edu/admissions/international-students/admissions-requirements.php
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for US Citizens applying now through Sept. 2021Meets Requirement
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American U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.american.edu/admissions/freshman/test-optional.cfm
-Meets Requirement
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Amherst Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.amherst.edu/admission/covid-19-considerations
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for 2020-2021 application cycle only
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Anderson U. (IN)OptionalOptionalOptional
https://anderson.edu/act-sat-optional/
-Meets Requirement
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Antioch Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://antiochcollege.edu/admission/apply/international-student-admission/
-Meets Requirement
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Arcadia U. (PA)OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.arcadia.edu/admissions/international-admissions/freshman-students
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Arizona, U. ofOptionalOptionalOptional
https://admissions.arizona.edu/how-to-apply/test-scores
See policies re: merit scholarships, some majorsMeets Requirement
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Arizona State U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://admission.asu.edu/freshman/apply
Check website - Required/recommended for some programsMeets Requirement
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Arts, U. of theOptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.uarts.edu/admissions/high-school-students/optional-materials
- Meets Requirement
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Asbury U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.asbury.edu/admissions-aid/international/admissions-process/first-time-freshmen/
See policies re: additional essays, interviewsMeets Requirement
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Atlantic, Coll. of the OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.coa.edu/admissions/apply/
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Augsburg U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.augsburg.edu/international/apply/first-year/
-Meets Requirement
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Augustana Coll. (IL)OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.augustana.edu/admissions/apply/criteria
-Meets Requirement
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Augustana U. (SD)OptionalOptionalOptional
http://www.augie.edu/international-students-0
See policies re: minimum GPA, some majors, scholarshipsMeets Requirement
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Austin Coll.OptionalOptionalFlexible
https://www.austincollege.edu/admission/international-students/requirements/
See policy re: native English speakers, alternative to SAT/ACT
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Azusa Pacific U.OptionalOptionalRequired
https://www.apu.edu/international/enrollment/requirements/firsttime/
-Supplemental
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Babson Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://entrepreneurship.babson.edu/test-optional-policy/?fbclid=IwAR0O-lklw7XT7x3uOP39KnchMgHVgBSHnFCcj7B7V0yui8FX4jfMrx2IMoE
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for 1st year apps in 2020-21 admission cycleMeets Requirement
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Ball State U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.bsu.edu/admissions/international/undergraduate/application-requirements-and-procedures
-Meets Requirement
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Bard Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.bard.edu/admission/firstyear/
-Meets Requirement
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Bard Coll. at Simon's RockOptionalOptionalOptional
https://simons-rock.edu/admission/how-to-apply/documents/test-scores.php
-Meets Requirement
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Barnard Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://barnard.edu/news/barnard-implements-test-optional-admission-policy-one-year?fbclid=IwAR10qrNXsd2whLP57vq0ZBgActNOegR1b3NaI6l6OOCV7ruNmkR78Ug3EgU
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for Fall 2021 entryMeets Requirement
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Barry U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.barry.edu/future-students/undergraduate/admissions/international-student.html
-Meets Requirement
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Bates Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.bates.edu/admission/apply/international-students/
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Baylor U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.baylor.edu/mediacommunications/news.php?action=story&story=218777
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 entry Meets Requirement
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Bellarmine U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.bellarmine.edu/admissions/test-optional-admission/
Starting with students entering in fall 2021
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Belmont U.OptionalOptionalOptional
http://www.belmont.edu/admissions/apply/test-optional.html
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 entry
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Beloit Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.beloit.edu/admission/apply/internationalapplicants/application/
-Meets Requirement
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Benedictine Coll.OptionalOptionalRequired
https://www.benedictine.edu/academics/international/students/admission
-Meets Requirement
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Bennington Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.bennington.edu/admissions-aid/apply/applying-international-student
-Meets Requirement
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Bentley U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.bentley.edu/undergraduate/apply/first-year-applicant
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 entry Meets Requirement
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Berea Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.berea.edu/admissions/application/
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for US Citizens applying for 2021
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Berklee Coll. of MusicOptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.berklee.edu/admissions/undergraduate/supportingmaterials
-Meets Requirement
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Berry Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.berry.edu/admission/how-to-apply/international
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Biola U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.biola.edu/admissions/undergrad/international
See policy re: US citizens
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Birmingham-Southern Coll.OptionalOptionalFlexible
https://www.bsc.edu/admission/international.html
See policy re: alternatives to SAT/ACTMeets Requirement
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Boise State U.OptionalOptionalRequired
https://www.boisestate.edu/globaleducation-international/international-admissions/apply/ia-international-first-year-admission/
-Meets Requirement
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Boston Architectural Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://the-bac.edu/admissions/apply
-Meets Requirement
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Boston Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/admission/apply/test-optional.html/
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for first-year applicants during the 2020-21 cycleMeets Requirement
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Boston U.OptionalOptionalOptional
http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/first-year/#Tests
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for all applies to Fall 2021/Spring 2022 entryMeets Requirement
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Bowdoin Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/our-process/test-optional-policy/index.html
-Meets Requirement
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Bradley U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.bradley.edu/admissions/international/undergrad/apply/checklist/
See policy re: scholarshipsSupplemental
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Brandeis U.FlexibleFlexibleFlexible
https://www.brandeis.edu/admissions/apply/testing.html
See policy re: alternatives to SAT/ACTMeets Requirement
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Brown U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://admission.brown.edu/first-year/standardized-tests/testing-requirements-2020-21
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for first-year applicants during the 2020-21 cycleMeets Requirement
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Bryant U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://admission.bryant.edu/applying-to-bryant/test-requirements-test-optional-policy
-Supplemental
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Bucknell U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.bucknell.edu/admissions-aid/apply-bucknell/undergraduate-admission-requirements/international-students
Pilot: SAT/ACT optional for 2020-21 cycle (5-yr pilot for US citizens 2019-2024) Meets Requirement
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Butler U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.butler.edu/admission/international-application-process
See policies re: "recommended" for admission, required for scholarshipsMeets Requirement
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Caldwell U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.caldwell.edu/admissions/international-students/international-student-application-requirements
Pilot: SAT/ACT optional for US citizens for 3 years, starting in May 2020
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California Coll. of the ArtsOptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.cca.edu/admissions/international/
-Meets Requirement
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California Inst. of TechnologyBlindBlindBlind
http://admissions.divisions.caltech.edu/apply/first-yearfreshman-applicants/first-year-application-requirements
Temporary: SAT/ACT Blind for all applicants for Fall 2021 and 2022 entryMeets Requirement
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California Lutheran U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.callutheran.edu/admission/undergraduate/international/apply.html
See policies re: supplemental questions, interview, scholarshipsMeets Requirement
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California State U., ChicoOptionalOptionalRequired
https://www.csuchico.edu/iss/apply/undergrad/academic-qualifications.shtml
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California State U., Long BeachOptionalRequiredRequired
https://www.cpie.csulb.edu/International/about.aspx?pID=96
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California State U., San BernardinoOptionalOptionalRequired
https://www.csusb.edu/cisp/admissions/first-time-freshman
-Meets Requirement
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California State U. (ALL CAMPUSES)OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/news/Pages/CSU-to-Suspend-Standardized-Testing-Requirement-for-Upcoming-Admission-Cycles.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0C1I87905OX2tLPAg4u8D6Iny2gXVj99k1OLKKjQwczV6_oV510w0YAbE
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022 entry
(some)
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California, U. of (ALL UC CAMPUSES)OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/uc-eases-admissions-requirements-help-students-families-wake-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR3IqKmFad5K1KYocQWd0yFainZK2y0qLgz180MzAQhH5SxVzBPMY2RFCC8
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for all applies to Fall 2021 entry(some)
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Cambridge Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.cambridgecollege.edu/international-students/prospective-international-students
-Meets Requirement
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Campbellsville U.OptionalRequiredRequired
https://www.campbellsville.edu/academics/international-education/international-applications-admission/#undergrad
See policy re: Native English speakersMeets Requirement
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Carleton Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.carleton.edu/admissions/apply/steps/materials/#materials
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for first-year applicants entering in Fall 2021Meets Requirement
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Carnegie Mellon U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/standardized-test-requirements
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for first-year applicants entering in Fall 2021
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Carroll U. (WI)OptionalOptionalRequired
https://www.carrollu.edu/admissions/international/undergraduate/how-to-apply
-Meets Requirement
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Case Western Reserve U.OptionalOptionalOptionalhttps://case.edu/admission/applyPilot: SAT/ACT optional for fall 2021; will review for future yearsSupplemental
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Catawba Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://catawba.edu/admissions/undergraduate/applying/international-students/
See policy re: alternatives to SAT/ACT for US citizens
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Catholic U. of AmericaBlindBlindBlind
https://communications.catholic.edu/news/2020/06/standardized-tests.html?fbclid=IwAR1BvKbpMqbrm-jb5qvXkHQUw1_sqeoXow6m2_6IwsTYiNpVVCJ4HLb32Rc
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Cazenovia Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.cazenovia.edu/admissions/admissions-requirements
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Cedar Crest Coll.OptionalOptionalRequired
https://www.cedarcrest.edu/traditional/international-application.shtm
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Central New Mexico Community Coll.BlindBlindBlind
https://www.cnm.edu/depts/global-education/how-to-apply-steps/access-online-app
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Central Washington U.BlindRequiredBlind
http://catalog.acalog.cwu.edu/content.php?catoid=60&navoid=3747
-Meets Requirement
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Centre Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.centre.edu/apply/admission-requirements/international-applicants/important-information-for-international-applicants/
Pilot: SAT/ACT optional for US citizens in classes of 2021, 2022, 2023Supplemental
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Champlain Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.champlain.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/how-to-apply/test-optional-admissions
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Chapman U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.chapman.edu/admission/undergraduate/how-to-apply/test-optional.aspx
-Meets Requirement
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Charleston, Coll. ofOptionalOptionalOptional
http://admissions.cofc.edu/applyingtothecollege/international-students/intl-apps/freshman.php
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Charleston Southern U.OptionalRequiredRequired
https://www.charlestonsouthern.edu/admissions/international/
See policy re: contacting the university to waive SAT/ACTMeets Requirement
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Chestnut Hill Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.chc.edu/academics/undergraduate/admissions-requirements-international-students
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Chicago, U. ofOptionalOptionalOptional
https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/apply/first-year-applicants/international-applicants
-Meets Requirement
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Christopher Newport U.FlexibleOptionalOptional
http://cnu.edu/admission/freshman/review/
See policies re: min. GPA, native English speakersMeets Requirement
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Cincinnatti, U. ofOptionalOptionalOptional
https://admissions.uc.edu/information/international/requirements/freshman.html
Temporary for US citizens (2021/2022 entry); See policies re: some majorsMeets Requirement
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Claremont McKenna Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.cmc.edu/news/cmc-adopts-sat-act-test-optional-policy-for-fall-2021-applicants
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for Fall 2021 entryMeets Requirement
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Clark U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.clarku.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/how-to-apply/
-Meets Requirement
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Clarkson U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.clarkson.edu/news/clarkson-university-implement-test-optional-policy-fall-2021-admissions?fbclid=IwAR1zvsLq9S2wnr0p5NyjXFo1yX-D3j27uHaZ6fr4XaSuFKVfbWaNBGJSHMs
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, & Fall 2021 entryMeets Requirement
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Coastal Carolina U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.coastal.edu/coastal-now/news/news-article/index.php?id=5180
See policy re: minimum GPA, test optional starting with Fall 2021 entryMeets Requirement
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Colby Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.colby.edu/admission/admissions-and-financial-aid-requirements/
-Meets Requirement
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Colgate U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.colgate.edu/news/stories/colgate-university-test-optional-fall-2021-applicants
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for Fall 2021 entryMeets Requirement
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Colorado Coll.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/application/international/requirements/
-Supplemental
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Colorado School of MinesOptionalOptionalRequired
https://www.mines.edu/undergraduate-admissions/international-freshman-requirements/
-Meets Requirement
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Colorado State U.OptionalOptionalRequired
https://admissions.colostate.edu/apply/international-freshmen/#linkhere-whatweneed
-Meets Requirement
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Colorado, U. of - BoulderOptionalOptionalRequired
https://www.colorado.edu/admissions/first-year/apply
See policies re: scholarshipsMeets Requirement
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Colorado, U. of - DenverOptionalRequiredRequired
http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/internationalprograms/oia/admissions/apply/application/undergraduate/Pages/default.aspx
See policies re: some majorsMeets Requirement
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Columbia Coll. (MO)OptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.ccis.edu/offices/international/admissions.aspx
See policies re: scholarshipsMeets Requirement
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Columbia Coll. ChicagoOptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.colum.edu/admissions/requirements/international/undergraduate.html
-Meets Requirement
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Columbia U.OptionalOptionalOptional
https://undergrad.admissions.columbia.edu/content/revised-testing-policy-2020-2021
Temporary: SAT/ACT optional for Fall 2021 entryMeets Requirement
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Concordia Coll. (Moorhead, MN)OptionalRequiredRequired
https://www.concordiacollege.edu/admission/international-students/how-to-apply/
-Meets Requirement
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Concordia U., St. PaulOptionalOptionalOptional
https://www.csp.edu/admissions/international-admissions/
-Meets Requirement