Admissions Test Waiver Policy

Test Waiver Policy

We are committed to make sure students have access to the college application process, and therefore have made a change to the test score policy for all 2023 & 2024 first-year applicants. 

First-year students applying for a fall or spring 2023 or 2024 term, will not be required to submit official test scores (ACT/SAT) for admission. 


How do I choose to waive my test scores for the application process?

Students will have the option to select on the Common App and/or CFNC application whether or not they will be submitting test scores for review. 

Will it negatively impact me if I don't submit test scores?

No, you will not be disadvantaged if you indicate you do not want scores to be considered in your application review. 

What if I submitted scores previously, but do not want them to be considered?

If you indicated on your application that you did not want your scores considered for the admissions review, we will not factor in any scores previously sent to us. 

I originally opted to submit my test scores but have changed my mind. Can I update my test plan? 

Yes, you can update your test plan in your MyMountaineer Portal up until you have an admissions decision.  

What will be considered in the admissions process?

At Appalachian, you are more than the sum of your GPA and test scores – we want to learn about who you are, what you are passionate about and what you can contribute to the Appalachian Community.

If I choose to waive my scores, do I need to submit anything else for the application?

Outside of the other required application documents, students who waive their test scores are not required to submit any additional application documentation in lieu of their scores.

Will my scholarship eligibility be affected?  

No, students who choose to waive their test scores will still have the opportunity to apply for scholarships through the University. 

Submitting Test Scores

Although test scores are not required, if you think your scores will enhance your overall academic performance and you opt to submit them, feel free to self-report them on your application to be considered in the admission review process. We encourage you to submit all your scores and we will consider your highest sub-score from each section across your test dates to create a super-score.

Self Reporting Test Scores

Should you choose “I would like to submit SAT/ACT scores for consideration” and submit self-reported test scores, we will need official scores prior to enrollment at Appalachian State. To submit official scores, please visit the testing website to request them to be sent or download the official score report and submit to

Verified Test Scores Required for Enrollment 

We verify self-reported test scores for all applicants who enroll at App State. If you indicate you plan to submit test scores on your application and self-report them, official SAT (Code # 5496) or ACT (Code # 3064) test scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency once you confirm your enrollment to App State. If you sent an official score previously but your self-reported score was your highest score and considered in your admission decision, you will need to provide an official score that matches that self-reported score. Learn more about sending your official SAT or ACT scores.

Downloadable Score Report

Students have the option to download their official score report for ACT and/or SAT. These downloadable score reports may be emailed to to be added to your application.

How to download a score report

  • Log-in to ACT or CollegeBoard to access your ACT and/or SAT scores
  • Once you are logged in, click on “View Scores” in the top right corner
  • Next, click on “Download Student Score Report” as a PDF 

That’s it! You have successfully downloaded your official score report that may be submitted to App State.

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