Flinn Scholars

Haven’t yet taken the ACT or SAT?

September 17, 2013

By Flinn Foundation

Applicants for the Flinn Scholarship must submit scores from either the ACT or the SAT (or both). Our target minimum scores are 29 on the ACT or 1300 on the SAT (reading and math sections only, not writing).

Can you submit an application if your scores don’t quite meet these minimums, but the rest of your application is exceptionally strong? Yes.

We review every application we receive, and occasionally an applicant becomes a Flinn Scholar with a score below our threshold. But this is rare; each year hundreds of applicants have scores well above our minimums.

What if you haven’t yet taken the ACT or SAT, or have taken one of these exams but feel like you could do better? There is still time!

The final ACT that counts for our process will be administered on September 21. Students who take this exam can use Code 2175 to send their scores directly to the Flinn Scholars Program.

The final SAT that counts for our process will be administered on October 5. The deadline to register for this exam is right around the corner: Monday, September 23.

Students who take the October 5 SAT can use Code 2175 to send their scores directly to the Flinn Scholars Program. Although scores from this exam will be posted after our application deadline, we can add these scores to an applicant’s file.