In 2003, Pitzer College announced that it would adopt a test-optional admission policy following a study that proved that there was no direct correlation between academic success at Pitzer and standardized testing performance. In 2021, Pitzer entered a test-free pilot policy for students applying for the Fall of 2022 until 2025.
Pitzer College uses a holistic approach to student admission with emphasis placed on high school transcripts, recommendation letters, leadership positions, work history, involvement in school and community activities, and commitment to Pitzer’s core values. The College is test-free, providing students the opportunity to present application material that accurately reflects their diverse academic talents and potential.
Pitzer College will NOT use SAT or ACT scores for applicants from Fall 2022-2025.
Additional English proficiency tests (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) may be required for International Applicants.
Read more about Pitzer College’s test-free policy.