Test Optional Policy
- US citizens and US permanent residents: Students in this category are able to take advantage of the College's Test Optional Policy. The essay section is optional for applicants to the College who would like to submit either SAT or ACT scores.
- Non-US citizens and Non-US permanent residents: International students (non-US citizens or permanent residents) must submit official scores from the SAT or ACT, including the writing section. IB, AP, and A-level scores cannot be substituted for SAT or ACT scores. International students are also required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum score required for consideration is 100 on the TOEFL or 7 on the IELTS. Other test results cannot replace the TOEFL or IELTS without special permission from the College. 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.
- Official scores should be sent from testing agencies such as the College Board (Bryn Mawr code: 2049) or the ACT (Bryn Mawr code: 3526).
- In exceptional circumstances, standardized tests may not be offered in a particular country or region. Please contact the Admissions Office directly to discuss alternatives.