International Early Action: SAT/ACT Optional
For international students applying for the fall 2013 semester, Clark has instituted a SAT/ACT optional policy. This means that we are no longer requiring all applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores — instead, it is up to the applicants to decide if they would like to submit scores or not. This optional policy does not include English proficiency exams; we will still be requiring all applicants whose first language is not English to submit TOEFL, IELTS or PET scores.
At Clark, our review of applications for undergraduate admission is designed to consider multiple dimensions of a student's educational background and life experiences. This holistic review process identifies students who will be successful in an academic setting and who are likely to develop the competencies required to ensure success as college students and as productive citizens over their lifetimes.
We encourage applicants for admission to submit test scores if they believe those scores are a good reflection of their potential for success at the University. For those students who choose not to submit test scores, other considerations (rigor of the high school course selections, grade performance, recommendations, writing skills, and non-academic attributes) will be given greater weight in our review.