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Standardized Testing

SAT or ACT

Babson requires all applicants to submit scores from standardized tests. Applicants must take the College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT) exam with the optional writing portion. For students who have taken either the SAT or ACT more than once, Babson will 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.

TOEFL/IELTS

Applicants whose native language is not English must prove sufficient English proficiency by submitting 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 600 or higher on the Critical Reading portion of the SAT (27 or higher on the English portion of the ACT). Institutional TOEFL results, while helpful, do not satisfy the Babson requirement. The admission office must receive standardized test scores directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and TOEFL to be considered official. Babson’s reporting code is 3075.

Score Reports

The testing services send score reports to Babson six weeks after a test date. 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:

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.

Marissa Ferber '09