Standardized Testing Requirements

Official score reports must be sent by the testing agency for any standardized test results submitted as part of a student’s application.

Bryn Mawr codes:
SAT: 2049
ACT: 3526

All first-year applicants should follow the test flexible policy, with some exceptions:

  • Students living outside the U.S.:
  • It is highly recommended, but not required, that students living outside the U.S. submit scores from SAT Subject Tests and/or AP Tests along with their SAT scores.

  • Transfer Students:
  • Transfer students must submit standardized testing. Options include submitting SAT scores (with or without SAT Subject Tests scores) ACT Test scores, or 3 AP/SAT Subject Test scores (as outlined in the test flexible policy.)

  • McBride Scholars:
  • Students applying for the McBride Scholars program are not required to submit standardized test scores.

  • International Students and Non-Native English Speakers:
  • In addition to the flexible testing requirements, students whose first language is not English must also submit results from either the TOEFL or IELTS test. The TOEFL/IELTS requirement can only be waived for students whose language of instruction over the past four years has been English. SAT or other test scores are not a substitute for the TOEFL or IELTS tests. In order to be considered for admission, an applicant must receive a minimum of 100 on TOEFL test or 7 on the IELTS test.

Test Flexible Policy

Students select one of the following configurations of tests to submit:

  • SAT Reasoning Test and a combination of two SAT Subject Tests or AP tests in two different disciplines
  • ACT
  • A combination of three SAT Subject Tests and/or AP tests in the following categories:
    1. Science or math
    2. English, history, languages, arts or social sciences
    3. Student’s choice: One test of the student’s choice but in a discipline different from the other two

Only one non-English language test result may be submitted.

If your first language is not English you may submit the results of one test in your first language, but only as your “student’s choice.” One of your remaining test results must be from category one and the other must be from category two, as listed above.

SAT Subject Tests

English, History, and Languages

  • Chinese with Listening
  • English Literature
  • French with Listening
  • French Literature
  • German
  • German with Listening
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese with Listening
  • Korean with Listening
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Spanish with Listening
  • U.S. History (formerly American History and Social Studies)
  • World History

Math and Sciences

  • Mathematics Level 1
  • Mathematics Level 2
  • Biology (ecological)
  • Biology (molecular)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

AP Subject Tests

English, History, Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences

  • Art History
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • European History
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • German Language
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • Human Geography
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Latin Literature
  • Latin: Vergil
  • Music Theory
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Studio Art
  • U.S. History
  • World History

Math and Sciences

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science AB
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Statistics