Standardized Testing

Beginning with the 2017-2018 admission cycle (students applying for fall 2018 admission), applicants can provide self-reported SAT and ACT test scores. Only admitted students who enroll at Babson must submit official scores.

SAT or ACT

Babson requires all applicants to submit scores from standardized tests. Applicants must take the SAT or the ACT exam. For students who have taken either the SAT or ACT more than once, Babson will superscore (use the best individual section scores) in reviewing their application. Babson College does not require SAT II subject tests. Babson's reporting code is 3075.

Beginning in Spring 2016, the CollegeBoard rolled outredesigned SAT. For students who take the redesigned SAT more than once, Babson will superscore (use the best individual section scores) in reviewing their application; however, we will not combine scores from the old and redesigned tests in superscoring. Babson does not require the optional writing section on either the redesigned SAT and the ACT

TOEFL or IELTS

Applicants whose native language is not English must prove sufficient English proficiency by submitting official results of either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) examination. The admission committee will look at these examinations when assessing your SAT or ACT scores to best understand your level of proficiency. We recommend a minimum score of 600/100 (paper/Internet-based) on the TOEFL exam and require a minimum IELTS score of 7 to be considered for admission to Babson. While we typically do not waive this requirement, we will do so for students who have earned a score of 650 or higher on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing portion from the SAT administered starting in March of 2016 or 600 or higher on the Critical Reading portion from tests administered prior to March 2016. Babson’s reporting code is 3075.

Self-Reported SAT and ACT Test Scores and Score Reports

Applicants to Babson are not required to submit official SAT/ACT test scores at the time of their application. We will accept self-reported SAT/ACT test scores as official when submitted with your application beginning with students applying for fall 2018 admission and moving forward. Examples of acceptable SAT/ACT self-reported scores include:

  • Test scores included on a transcript
  • Screenshot of test scores
  • Scores reported in the testing section of either the Common Application or Babson Application
  • Official counselor email with test scores

The office of Undergraduate Admission will require and verify SAT/ACT test scores only for students that matriculate at Babson. 

We cannot make admission decisions without the required test scores. It is important that you plan to take the required tests well in advance of the application deadline. Please note that the registration period for each test is usually six weeks prior to the test date. For more information about test dates, registration dates, and obtaining test score reports, please contact the testing services directly:

SAT

The College Board
609-771-7600
www.collegeboard.com/testing

ACT

319-337-1000
www.act.org

TOEFL/IELTS Services

609-771-7100
www.toefl.org
www.ielts.org

Additional Testing

While submitting SAT or ACT score results fulfills our testing requirement (plus the TOEFL/IELTS, if applicable), the Admission Committee will review any other examination results that applicants wish to submit. These could include SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement results, or any other examinations that highlight your strengths in specific academic areas.​​​​​​​​