COVID-19 Information and Updates
These updates pertain to the 2021-2022 application cycle only.
Bryn Mawr College is test-optional for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and international students. We will accept SAT, ACT, and AP scores from the testing agency, from school counselors, or self-reported by the student on the application. IB scores must be submitted by the testing agency or school counselor. International students are still required to submit English language proficiency testing.
International students are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL now offers a TOEFL IBT Special Home Edition, TOEFL Essentials Test, and TOEFL ITP Plus for China for students who do not have access to testing centers. Students whose first language is English or whose primary language of instruction has been English during their four years of high school may have the TOEFL or IELTS requirement waived.
If you are eligible for a waiver or have other extenuating circumstances, you can request a waiver through your application portal.
The Office of Admissions will accept self-reported exam scores (except TOEFL, IELTS, and IB) for all applicants. All admitted students will be required to submit an official copy of their exam scores if they enroll. Early Decision students must submit scores by March 1. Regular Decision students must submit scores by June 15.
Visits and Events
The Office of Admissions will offer limited on-campus visits starting in June 2021. Please review our campus visit guidelines here. We will continue to offer virtual opportunities including information sessions and tours.
We understand that many high schools have moved to remote learning, including a shift to pass/fail grades. Pass/fail grades will not negatively impact the review of a student’s application.
If your school has closed and is not able to offer remote learning, please connect with the Office of Admissions.