College Entrance Exams

Requirements for Standardized College Entrance Examinations

All freshmen and transfer students, with less than 24 transferable credit hours, are required to take a U.S. standardized college entrance examination, regardless of your citizenship/visa status or whether you have attended secondary school in the U.S. or abroad. 

The UM-Dearborn will accept either the SAT or the ACT.  Students should submit all available exams scores.  These tests are available throughout the world, and should be taken well in advance of the intended starting term. SAT and ACT scores may take 6-8 weeks after the test date to arrive at UM-Dearborn. You may take the test(s) more than once, and your highest composite score will be considered.

Your score will be used as one factor in the admissions process.  If your secondary education has been completed partially or entirely abroad, and if English is not your native language, your individual circumstances will be considered when evaluating your test scores.  

For students with international backgrounds, the score required for admission in each case will depend on various other factors, such as high school courses and grades, and English proficiency test scores (if requested).

An English proficiency test is required for non-native speakers of English, and may be used as a positive factor to offset a low SAT or ACT score. Please read information on English proficiency testing.

For information and registration materials for the SAT or ACT, please contact your high school counselor if you are in the U.S., or contact the testing agencies directly if you are currently living abroad:

College Board ATP
P.O. Box 6200
Princeton, NJ 08451, U.S.A.
Phone: 609-771-7600

P.O. Box 414
Iowa City, Iowa 52443, U.S.A.
Phone: 319-337-1270

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Outside 1600 - Social Sciences Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5300
Fax: 313-436-9167