Standardized Tests

Standardized Tests

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:

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.

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