Here’s what we need from you: Application. We use the Common Application. Make sure to fill out our member questions as well! $50 application fee. Essays. You’ll submit this with your Common Application. This is where we get to meet you! Have fun and be authentic. Test scores. We accept both the ACT and the SAT. We recommend taking both tests, and then retaking the one where you scored the highest. To be official, the test agency needs to send us scores (this can take two to four weeks) or be listed on your official high school transcript. SPU can review updated test scores post-application, but they must be received by our office by February 1. Please contact our office if you will submit new scores for review. We will superscore your SAT (combining the highest scores received for the critical reading and math sections), but are unable to do so for the ACT. Official high school transcript. Your high school counselor can upload an official transcript onto the Common Application, or they can mail an official transcript in a sealed envelope to our office. You can forward a sealed envelope to us as well, as long as you receive it from your high school.