Our testing policies have been updated to reflect the
College Board’s redesigned SAT, scheduled to launch in
spring 2016 for applicants for fall 2017 admission. These
changes will not impact current candidates for fall 2016 admission.
For a complete overview of our holistic admissions process, visit
- The redesigned SAT will consist of 2 sections instead
of 3. The previously required Writing section will now
be optional and not required by Columbia.
- Students applying in fall 2017 and fall 2018 may
submit scores from both SATs, but Columbia will
evalute only the highest composite score, meaning
we will not “super score” across both versions.
- To be consistent with our SAT requirement, starting
with applicants for fall 2017, Columbia will no longer
require the Writing portion of the ACT Assessment.