Washington & Jefferson College no longer requires applicants to submit test scores (SAT or ACT) as a part of the admission process. Academic success at Washington & Jefferson is driven by engagement with distinguished faculty, involvement in the classroom, diligent study habits and a strong desire to excel. Testing is only one of many measures of potential academic success and often not the strongest. Applicants choosing the score-optional policy may be required to have an admission interview with a member of the admission staff. If an on-campus interview is not possible because of distance from campus, the interview can be conducted by phone. Students who choose the score-optional application alternative will be given full consideration, with no disadvantage for admission.