2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog


Entrance Tests and Interviews

Bryn Mawr is “test flexible.” The “test flexible” policy allows Bryn Mawr applicants to select the standardized tests that they believe best represent their academic potential. The standardized testing requirements for students applying to the Undergraduate College under the Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Regular Decision plans are as follows:

  • The SAT Reasoning Test and a combination of two different SAT Subject Tests or AP tests or
  • The ACT or
  • A combination of three SAT Subject Tests and/or AP tests in the following areas:
  1. Science or Math and
  2. English, History, Languages, Arts or Social Sciences and
  3. Student’s Choice: one subject of the student’s choice but in a subject different from the other two.
  • Only one non-English language test result may be submitted.
  • If your first language is not English you may submit the results of one test in your first language, but only as your “student’s choice.” One of your remaining test results must be from subject area 1 and the other must be from subject area 2, as listed above.

AP Tests

Math and Sciences
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Computer Science A
Computer Science AB
Environmental Science
Physics B
Physics C

English, History, and Languages
Art History
Chinese Language and Culture
English Language
English Literature
European History
French Language
French Literature
German Language
Italian Language and Culture
Japanese Language and Culture
Latin Literature
Latin: Vergil
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
U.S. History
World History

Music Theory
Studio Art

Social Sciences
Comparative Government & Politics
U.S. Government & Politics
Human Geography

SAT Subject Tests

Math and Sciences
Mathematics Level 1
Mathematics Level 2
Biology (ecological)
Biology (molecular)

English, History and Languages
English Literature
World History
U.S. History
Chinese with Listening
French with Listening
German with Listening
Spanish with Listening
Modern Hebrew
Japanese with Listening
Korean with Listening

All tests must be completed by the January test date.

Candidates are responsible for registering with the College Entrance Examination Board, or ACT, Inc. for the tests. Information about the tests, test centers, fees and dates may be obtained by contacting the following:

The College Board: www.collegeboard.com.
ACT, Inc.: www.actstudent.org.


An interview either at the College, with an alumna admissions representative, or via Skype or telephone is strongly recommended for all candidates. Interviews should be completed by the deadline of the plan under which the candidate is applying.

Appointments for interviews, information sessions, and campus tours can be made in advance by completing the campus visit request form at www.brynmawr.edu/admissions/visit/daily/request.html or calling the Office of Admissions at (610) 526-5152. The Office of Admissions is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and is open on select Saturdays throughout the year. A student who is unable to visit the College can arrange an alumna or Skype interview by visiting: www.brynmawr.edu/admissions/regional/interview/index.html.