Standardized Tests

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
Test Date
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.