ACT and SAT Requirements

If you are a freshman or transfer applicant who has completed less than 24 semester hours of college coursework, you must take the ACT (American College Test) and have your scores sent to UNO (college code 1591). National ACT tests are administered in October, December, February, April, and June each year at regular ACT testing centers. 

The SAT I (Scholastic Aptitude Test, UNO college code 6379) may be used in place of the ACT. Test dates are in October, November, December, January, April, May, and June. 

Contact UNO Testing Services at (504)-280-TEST (8378) for additional ACT test dates or for special accommodations testing, both offered on the UNO campus. We also strongly recommend that you take the optional ACT Writing Test.

Freshman Test Score Requirements:

  • Minimum score of 19 Math in the ACT (460 SAT) and
  • Minimum score of 18 English in the ACT (450 SAT)

Transfer Test Score Requirements:

  • Minimum score of 19 Math in the ACT (460 SAT) and
  • Minimum score of 18 English in the ACT (450 SAT)

International Students Test Score Requirements:

ACT, SAT I or COMPASS Scores must be sent directly to the University of New Orleans from the testing agency.
Required for all international freshman students.

  • Minimum score of 19 Math in the ACT (460 SAT) and
  • Minimum score of 18 English in the ACT (450 SAT)
  • OR
  • Minimum score of 74 English and 40 Math in the COMPASS

 

Testing Services

Contact UNO Testing Services at (504) 280-TEST for test dates and special accommodations.