Why is WPI test optional?
We find that students typically attach too much importance to the role that standardized test scores play in the admissions process. Our policy more accurately reflects the extent to which student motivation and initiative are important predictors of academic success. This is especially true at WPI, where students are expected to develop innovative approaches to pressing, real world issues.
Can I submit standardized test scores AND supplemental materials?
All students are welcome to send supplemental materials to be considered as part of the application process. You may choose to submit standardized test scores and/or samples of your academic work in addition to your transcript, recommendations and test scores. It is up to you to decide which approach makes the strongest application.
Are certain applicants still required to submit test scores?
International students must demonstrate proof of English language proficiency by submitting results of the TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, or GCSE examinations whether or not they choose to submit the SAT or ACT.