Here’s what we need from you: A completed Common Application. $50 application fee Essays. You’ll submit this with your 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 and ACT (combining the highest scores received for the evidence-based reading and writing + math sections). 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.