First-year applicants must take the following tests and submit their scores to Wellesley College.
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.
If English is not your native language and you have been studying in an English-based curriculum for less than five years, we strongly recommend that you take one of the following English proficiency tests:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- Duolingo English Test
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- Cambridge Assessment English Qualifications (C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency, or C1 Business Higher accepted)
- GTEC CBT (Global Test of English Communication Computer Based Testing)
See FAQ for more about standardized testing.
Take ACT with Writing or SAT
Wellesley requires first-year applicants to submit official test results for the ACT with Writing or the SAT. (We do not require the optional SAT essay component.)
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.
Anticipated SAT test dates:
Test Date: August 26, 2017
Registration Deadline: July 28
Online Score Release: September 14
Test Date: October 7, 2017
Registration Deadline: September 8
Online Score Release: October 27
Test Date: November 4, 2017
Registration Deadline: October 5
Online Score Release: November 23
Test Date: December 2, 2017
Registration Deadline: November 3
Online Score Release: December 21
Test Date: March 10, 2018
Registration Deadline: February 9
Online Score Release: March 29
Test Date: May 5, 2018
Registration Deadline: April 6
Online Score Release: May 24
Test Date: June 2, 2018
Registration Deadline: May 4
Online Score Release: June 21
ACT Assessment (with Writing) Test Dates:
You must 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.