First-year applicants must take the following tests and submit their scores to Wellesley College.
|Standardized Test Information|
|SAT Testing||Go to the College Board website.||Wellesley’s SAT school code_#: 3957|
|ACT Testing||Go to the ACT website.||Wellesley’s ACT school code_#: 1926.|
|TOEFL||Go to the TOEFL website.||Not required but recommended for students who have not studied for at least five years in an English-based curriculum.|
Take SAT or ACT with Writing
Wellesley requires first-year applicants to submit official test results for the SAT or the ACT with Writing. We have eliminated the SAT Subject Test requirement.
Some candidates may wish to provide additional testing to demonstrate particular academic strengths. Applicants who want to self-report SAT Subject Tests, AP scores, or IB exam results should use the testing section of the Common Application, Coalition Application or QuestBridge National College Match application to do so.
When to take tests:
We strongly recommend that Early Decision candidates take standardized tests (either SAT or ACT) no later than November of their senior year. However, it is recommended that you complete the tests before the end of your junior year. Regular Decision applicants should complete standardized tests no later than the December test date in their senior year. See test dates below:
|Anticipated SAT Test Dates, 2017-18|
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Online Score Release|
|August 26, 2017||July 28, 2017||September 14, 2017|
|October 7, 2017||September 8, 2017||October 27, 2017|
|November 4, 2017||October 6, 2017||November 23, 2017|
|December 2, 2017||November 3, 2017||December 21, 2017|
|March 10, 2018||February 9, 2018||March 29, 2018|
|May 5, 2018||April 6, 2018||May 24, 2018|
|June 2, 2018||May 4, 2018||June 21, 2018|
|ACT Assessment with Writing Test Dates, 2017 - 2018|
|You must now go to the ACT website and specify your location to find a test date and test center. Typically there are tests in October, December, February, April, and June.|
See FAQ for more about standardized testing.