We had a blogpost request for clarification on testing. Oh, by the way, the GAA = Guaranteed Admission Agreement.
-Testing is required for all students applying under the GAA, no matter your age or your time out of high school. If English is your second language, you may substitute the TOEFL or the IELTS for the SAT or ACT. We look for a 90 or above on the TOEFL; a 7.0 and above on the IELTS. We do not have specific requirements for the SAT or ACT, but if Verbal and Writing scores are low - typically, below 500, we may contact you and ask for more proficiency testing.
-If you are applying as a regular transfer without the GAA, testing is required for anyone who has been out of high school for less than five years. If you graduated in 2007, to be on the safe side and to be more competitive, we recommend you report scores. You can submit old test scores as there is no need to take them again.
-If you are applying to the Commerce school... they like to see testing. We sometimes tell students whose first language is not English is that it's advisable to take the TOEFL and the SAT or ACT. They are really big on quantitative(math) skills.
I understand we are very different in our testing requirements for transfers. As a selective institution, we appreciate the information that standardized testing can give us and thus, that's why we require it for most parties applying.