Learn more about the Test Score Waived Option (TSWO), which allows candidates to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores.
Rollins College belongs to an exclusive group of highly selective colleges that offer candidates the opportunity to be considered for admission without submitting SAT or ACT scores. Each year, approximately 10 percent of the applicant pool selects TSWO. Candidates selecting this option are evaluated based on individual academic achievement, creativity, and leadership.
A: TSWO is designed for students who perform well in the classroom but whose academic strength is not reflected in their standarized test scores. We recommend the test score waived option for students who fit the profile described below:
A: Students who are homeschooled are required to submit their SAT or ACT scores to Rollins in order to be considered for admission. Therefore, TSWO is not an option for students who are homeschooled.
A: Students applying TSWO are evaluated similarly to those who apply using their test scores. TSWO applicants are not at any disadvantage compared to Test Score applicants.
A: Yes, you can still apply for need-based financial aid. In addition, academic-based scholarships are available to all high-achieving, motivated students.
A: TSWO applicants are not eligible for the 3/2 Accelerated Management Program or for the Honors Degree Program.
A: On your Rollins application there is a question that asks if you would like to apply TSWO. If you would, check the “yes” box. If you are applying through the Common Application, this will be found on the member screen.
A: We will automatically erase your test scores from our files if you choose to apply TSWO on your application.
A: If you have already applied to Rollins and would like to change to either the test score waived option or to the test score option, please contact your admission counselor. As long as the application deadline hasn’t passed, we will be able to make the change. If the deadline has passed, speak with your admission counselor. Click here to locate your counselor.
A. During the summer enrolling TSWO students are asked to send their scores confidentially to the Dean of Admission and Enrollment for the purpose of ongoing research about the relationship between test scores and academic performance. These scores are never included in the student's official college record and, in fact, after the collection process the names of students are separated from test scores. To make the research meaningful, enrolling students are strongly encouraged to send their scores upon request.