Required Test Scores for MA Colleges & Universities

Test Scores for Massachusetts State Colleges and Universities

For freshmen applicants to the University of Massachusetts and the state colleges of Massachusetts, the minimum grade point average (GPA) for admission is 2.00 (weighted). If your GPA is below 2.00, then your standardized test (SAT or ACT) scores will be an important factor in your admission. The lower your GPA is, the higher your SAT or ACT score needs to be. Please Note: Meeting these guidelines does not guarantee admission.

Sliding Scale for the University of Massachusetts*               

If your GPA is…..2.51 – 2.99, then your verbal/math SAT (ACT) scores must total at least 950 (20).

If your GPA is…..2.41 – 2.50, then your verbal/math SAT (ACT) scores must total at least 990 (21).

If your GPA is…..2.31 – 2.40, then your verbal/math SAT (ACT) scores must total at least 1030 (22).

If your GPA is…..2.21 – 2.30, then your verbal/math SAT (ACT) scores must total at least 1070 (23).

If your GPA is…..2.11 – 2.20, then your verbal/math SAT (ACT) scores must total at least 1110 (24).

If your GPA is…..2.00 – 2.10, then your verbal/math SAT (ACT) scores must total at least 1150 (26).

If your GPA is below 2.00, then you are not admissible.

Sliding Scale for Massachusetts State Colleges*

If your GPA is…..2.51 – 2.99, then your verbal/math SAT (ACT) scores must total at least 920 (19).

If your GPA is…..2.41 – 2.50, then your verbal/math SAT (ACT) scores must total at least 960 (20).

If your GPA is…..2.31 – 2.40, then your verbal/math SAT (ACT) scores must total at least 1000 (21).

If your GPA is…..2.21 – 2.30, then your verbal/math SAT (ACT) scores must total at least 1040 (22).

If your GPA is…..2.11 – 2.20, then your verbal/math SAT (ACT) scores must total at least 1080 (23).

If your GPA is…..2.00 – 2.10, then your verbal/math SAT (ACT) scores must total at least 1120 (24).

If your GPA is below 2.00, then you are not admissible.

 

* Honors Programs and Nursing Programs have higher admissions standards.

 

Some schools may have alternative admissions programs. For example, the Learning Center at Salem State College recruits, supports and retains students of color, low-income, first-generation and/or educationally disadvantaged students who may not meet the admissions standards but have the potential and desire to succeed. They may be offered conditional acceptance through the A.I.D. / ACCESS Program or the Developmental Skills Program (DSP).

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