Given the cancellation of spring 2020 SAT and ACT exams, the uncertainty of future test dates, and the extraordinary circumstances many of our prospective families face, Hamilton has temporarily suspended its testing requirement.
Standardized Testing Policy
Important information regarding Hamilton’s testing stance:
For the 2020-21 application cycle, in light of the unprecedented challenges facing our applicants, Hamilton has temporarily suspended its standardized testing requirement.*
As always, Hamilton’s selection process will be centered on academic achievement and potential to flourish in our community, with special consideration for each student’s unique background and experiences as context. Additional criteria considered will include standardized testing (if submitted), teacher and counselor recommendations, student writing, activities and interests, and potential fit with Hamilton.
Should you choose to submit testing, you should know that it will be considered in a responsible and appropriate way, especially in light of any disruption you may have experienced in learning, preparation, or access to testing due to the pandemic.
Hamilton will accept official or self-reported scores with a student’s application for admission. Testing you might submit for consideration with your candidacy could include the SAT, the ACT, SAT Subject Tests, AP scores, or IB final exams.
* Please note that international applicants will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency, which in most cases requires submitting test results.
Sending test scores
For those who choose to submit testing, Hamilton accepts official or self-reported scores. Ways you can submit your testing include:
- Directly from the testing agency (SAT/TOEFL code: 2286; ACT code: 2754)
- Submitted on an official transcript or via official school email
- Self-reported in the testing section on your application.
- A screenshot or PDF of your score report emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When self-reporting your scores, please do not recalculate or superscore, and send them exactly as you received them.
If, after you have applied to Hamilton, your SAT or ACT scores were submitted inadvertently (by you, your school, or some other source), and you do not want them to be considered, you will have the option of suppressing your scores from your applicant portal.
Please note: Official testing (from testing agency or high school official) will be required of all students who submitted self-reported scores and choose to enroll at Hamilton, and any variance may jeopardize your admission decision.