The Office of Admissions supervises a holistic review process that incorporates a variety of factors, including many kinds of academic records. Because secondary school courses, grading practices, and standards vary, applicants must show additional evidence of preparation through standardized national and international examination results. As we seek to enroll a diverse and talented class each year, our review procedures allow for students to demonstrate readiness through a wide variety of tests.
- For standardized test results to be considered official, they must be submitted either directly from the testing agency (preferred), included on an official secondary school transcript sent directly from the secondary school, or submitted by a school counselor (or designated official) when that counselor has been indicated as the student’s counselor on the application.
- Only your highest SAT or ACT sub-scores will be considered in our final decision, even if they are from different test dates.
- Rochester does not require students to take the SAT essay, but encourages students to submit those results if they do take it.
Transfer applicants are encouraged to submit their standardized exam results. In fact, if you have not completed your first year of college, you must submit standardized exam results. But if you have completed more than a year of college-level courses, you may prefer that only your college work be considered.