We Superscore!

UT uses the superscoring method, meaning we take your highest section scores of each test taken to determine your new composite score for application review. This usually yields a higher composite score, making your application more competitive.

You can take these tests as many times as you want! Send us your updated scores, and we will recalculate your overall composite score and update your application. You can also upload your test scores as part of your Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)!

Note: In our admission process, all scores are expressed as ACT or ACT equivalents, based on concordance tables (2008, 2016) developed by the College Board for SAT scores.

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If you took the ACT more than one time, a superscore is calculated based on the highest score achieved in each of the four test areas. We do not use the optional essay.

Our code is 4026 for ACT.

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For the SAT, we superscore using only the Evidence-based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Math (M) scores. We do not use the optional essay.

Our code is 1843 for SAT.

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The test score used in decisions will be the highest of an ACT superscore or SAT superscore.

After being admitted to and confirming your enrollment at UT, we will need to receive your official ACT or SAT scores from the testing company, or as part of your official high school transcript. In order to be fully considered for institutional scholarships, official scores must be received prior to July 1 at the end of your senior year.

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Math Placement

We use ACT and equivalent math SAT scores to determine eligibility to take math classes at UT. Visit the Department of Math’s website for requirements.

Test Score Policy

The University of Tennessee System has decided that all campuses, including UT Knoxville, will now require standardized tests (ACT/SAT) for first-year applicants applying to attend UT.

All applicants will be considered for University Honors Programs and many scholarships if their application is submitted and completed by the appropriate deadlines. Visit the One Stop website for details on the requirements for a wide range of UT academic scholarships.

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