SAT/ACT Code Info
Students applying for admission to the University of Evansville's Fall 2017 freshman class will be required to submit results from either the ACT Assessment with the ACT Writing Test, the SAT-I (critical reading, math and writing), or the new SAT-R.
UE's ACT school code is 1188, and SAT code is 1208.
More information for prospective student Guidance Counselors.
2016 SAT Redesign
In March 2016, the College Board launched a redesigned SAT. For more information about the redesign – what they’ve changed and why it matters – please visit the College Board website.
We’ve received questions from students, parents, counselors, and others about the new test in relation to the University of Evansville admission process. The answers below should help you a great deal. Still have questions after that? Let us know!
Applicants for the Fall 2016 semester will not use scores from the new test. This is because our new information deadline of February 15 came before the new test was offered.
While the new test is called the “SAT,” it is actually a different test with different scoring when compared to the old SAT. Fall 2017 applicants (and beyond) should take the new test, but can also submit scores from the earlier version. The University of Evansville will consider scores from both tests for its Fall 2017 applicants, utilizing the College Board’s Score Converter to ensure equity.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is new about the test?
- The redesigned SAT has two 800-point sections instead of three. Math is still called Math, but there have been changes in the section’s content. Components of the Critical Reading section and Writing section were used to create the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score. Another change is the essay portion will now become optional, and will not be a factor in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section. To see how your scores will convert, please check College Board’s Score Converter.
- What about superscoring?
- Superscoring, which refers to combining a student’s best test scores, is a practice at the University of Evansville. For Fall 2017 students, the University of Evansville will consider three tests for undergraduate admission: the ACT, the old SAT (before March 2016), and the new SAT (March 2016 to current). However, we do not plan to superscore between old and new versions of the SAT, as they are not the same test.
- What about the essay?
- The redesigned SAT makes the essay portion optional, and we will not require it of our applicants. If you do submit a score, it will not impact your admission. These are decisions each university will make individually. Of note: the University of Evansville will potentially use the scores for general education course placement.
- How are scores used in the admission process?
- We require all US applicants for freshman admission to submit either an SAT or an ACT score. While these scores are utilized for admission, there are many other factors considered for admission.
- Should you take the ACT or the SAT?
- There are many opinions on which exam to take, but there is no evidence one exam is easier or harder than the other. A general suggestion is to take your chosen exam twice, which allows you to be more comfortable and familiar with the test process.
- What about scholarships?
- Relating to the superscoring answer above, scores from the two SAT versions will not be mixed in determining recipients for admissions-related scholarships. The University is currently working through initial SAT data and will soon be finalizing our Fall 2017 scholarships. These updates will be first shared on our Financial Aid website. Of note, all admitted domestic US students are guaranteed a scholarship at the University of Evansville.
- How do I prepare to do well on these tests?
- Testing is only one factor that we consider in our holistic review. As such, we encourage preparation but not infatuation. We are excited that College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to offer free test prep services for the SAT.
- What sources should I use to keep up to date on information about the redesigned test?
- First, feel free to bookmark this page and come back often. Second, you can send us your information to ensure the most important UE information gets to you.
We encourage you to ask these questions of all the colleges you might be considering, as answers may vary. You can also continue to check the College Board’s own website for their latest updates. While many websites offer college search information, www.evansville.edu and College Board will offer the most up-to-date information, as other websites may take longer to update.
We wish you success in your search for a collegiate home! GO ACES!