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Undergraduate Admission

Test Score Policy

Below are answers to frequently asked questions about how the ACT and SAT impact the admission process at the University of Dayton. Note: the University of Dayton is test-optional.

Are the ACT and SAT essay sections required?
Both the ACT and SAT have optional essay sections, they are not required at the University of Dayton. 
Do you superscore?
Yes, the University of Dayton does superscore both the ACT and the SAT. Some students choose to take the ACT or SAT multiple times. Superscoring is the practice of taking your highest subscores from either the ACT or SAT to create a new, higher superscore.
What about scholarships?
Incoming, first-year students will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship as part of the application review process. 
Merit Scholarship Information
How do I submit scores?

In most cases, scores should come directly from the testing agency. When you register for the ACT or SAT, indicate that you want your scores sent to the University of Dayton.

  • University of Dayton ACT code: 3342
  • University of Dayton SAT code: 1834

If you already took the test but didn't have your scores sent to the University of Dayton, you can ask your counselor to send them via your transcript, request them from the SATor ACT, or contact us and we'd be happy to help.


Office of Recruitment and Admission

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