SAT Policy

In March 2016, the College Board launched a redesigned SAT that makes it easier for you to show colleges your best work. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about how the new test impacts the admission process at the University of Dayton.

What version of the sat will you accept?

For 2018 applicants, the University of Dayton will accept both the new SAT and the old SAT.

IS THE SAT ESSAY REQUIRED?

The new SAT has an optional essay portion, and it is not required at the University of Dayton. 

How is superscoring impacted?

Some students choose to take the SAT or ACT multiple times. Superscoring is the practice of taking your highest subscores from either the SAT or ACT to create a new, higher superscore. We will superscore across sittings of the old SAT or new SAT. However, we will not superscore between new and old versions because the scores are not constructed the same way.

How are scores converted?

The College Board has provided all colleges and universities with concordances, which explain how scores from the old exam translate to the new one. To see how your scores compare on the new SAT, old SAT and SAT, you can use the SAT Score Converter mobile app and online tool.

What about scholarships?

Incoming, first-year students will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship as part of the application review process. The College Board has provided all colleges and universities with concordances, which explain how scores from the old exam translate to the new one. We reviewed this information to determine our final scholarship ranges. The ranges are based on the new SAT. Visit our website for the most current merit scholarship information.

Contact

Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Albert Emanuel Hall 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1602

800-837-7433