The College evaluates each applicant as an individual. Standardized test scores are just one of the many elements that the College considers when reviewing applications. There is no minimum score required for admission, nor is there a score that will guarantee admission.
Do You Need to Submit Standardized Testing Scores?
Applicants schooled in Singapore or in countries that do not offer the SAT, such as China, do not have to submit standardized tests as part of their application. But if you have taken standardized tests and wish to submit these to bolster your application, you may.
All other applicants must submit the SAT and two SAT II Subject Tests, or the ACT. Please plan early so that your test scores can be sent to Yale-NUS in a timely fashion for consideration in the Round of Admissions you submitted your application.
When Your Test Scores Must Reach Us
If you are applying in Round 1, your test scores must reach us by no later than 15th November 2012 in order to be considered as part of your application.
If you are applying in Round 2, your test scores must reach us by no later than 1st Feb 2013 in order to be considered as part of your application.
If you are applying in Round 3, your test scores must reach us by no later than 1st April 2013 in order to be considered as part of your application.
More information on the ACT can be found on the ACT website
.Testing for Non-Native English Speakers
Students at Yale-NUS must be able to express themselves fluently in spoken and written English. If you are not a native English speaker and you have not received at least two years of secondary/high school education in an English-medium curriculum, Yale-NUS strongly recommends that you take any one of the following tests for non-native English speakers.
The following minimum scores are required:
• 100 on the internet-based TOEFL
• 600 on the paper-based TOEFL
• 250 on the computer-based TOEFL
Be sure to include Yale-NUS’ CEEB code (No. 2426) on all test registrations.
You may submit the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test in lieu of the TOEFL. The minimum acceptable score is 7.
*IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
Pearson Test of English (PTE)
You may submit the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum acceptable score is 70.