Standardized Test Policy
All freshman applicants must submit scores from either the SAT I or ACT test. Students are encouraged to try both the SAT I and ACT, and to submit all scores from both tests. Your assigned admission counselor will mix and match your test scores in order to provide you with the highest possible profile. You may submit your application prior to taking the test, or wait for your scores to post before applying. Please note that we only require one set of scores in order for your application to be considered complete.
Students who intend to take either the SAT I or ACT again, AFTER submitting their application, should take care to alert the Office of Admissions of the pending test date. You may do so by indicating the upcoming test date in the Testing section of your application, or by contacting your Admissions Counselor directly. Your assigned admissions counselor may choose to delay your admissions decision until the new scores are available.
Transfer applicants (those with at least 24 transferrable semester credits) are not required to submit SAT I or ACT scores, although they may choose to do so. Those students with between 0 and 23 transferrable semester units are required to submit SAT I or ACT scores. This would include high school seniors intending to enroll with community college, AP or IB credit and college students who have not yet completed 24 units.
International students, meaning those for whom English is not a first language, are required to submit either the SAT I or ACT and any of the following English proficiency exams: TOEFL, IELTS, APIEL, PTE-A, iTEP, University of Cambridge ESOL examinations or the International Baccalaureate Higher Level English exam. International students for whom English is a first language, including citizens of Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Scotland, must submit the ACT or SAT I only.
American citizens or students holding US Permanent Resident Visas must submit the SAT I or ACT scores, regardless of first language.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Tests
The University of Redlands will grant credit for Advanced Placement Tests and International Baccalaureate courses. For Advanced Placement Tests, each department assigning credit establishes its own requirement for a level of acceptance and number of credits accepted. The minimum level of acceptance is a score of three. Please refer to individual departments within the University Catalog for specific information.
For International Baccalaureate higher level courses, the minimum level of acceptance is a score of five. Scores of five and six earn 4 credits and scores of seven earn 8 credits.