2021-22 Pomona College Catalog 
    
    Jun 25, 2022  
2021-22 Pomona College Catalog

Admissions



Standardized Test Scores

Results of either the SAT Reasoning (administered by the College Board) or ACT (administered by ACT, Inc.) tests are optional for all applicants through fall 2024 entry. Under this four-year policy, students may choose whether or not to self-report test scores on their applications. If questioning whether to self-report test scores, students are encouraged to decide how best to present themselves to the Admissions Committee and whether–or not–their standardized test results accurately reflect their academic ability and potential. For those who elect to self-report them, test scores will be reviewed holistically, in the context of other application materials and indicators of academic ability and promise, and an official score report will be required upon admission. If there is a discrepancy between self-reported scores and official scores, the offer of admission may be withdrawn. In the absence of standardized test scores, the Office of Admissions will continue to place emphasis on academic achievement, leadership and extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors. Applicants who do not include test scores with their application will not be disadvantaged in the admissions process.