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Standardized Testing


Babson requires all applicants to submit scores from standardized tests. Applicants must take the SAT or the ACT exam (with the optional writing portion). 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.

Update on Delayed Test Scores

Babson is aware that some SAT and ACT test scores from the September and October test dates may be delayed. We will accept self-reported scores from Early Decision and Early Action applicants until the official score results are available. To submit self-reported scores, send a screenshot of your scores to​. We will verify these with the official scores when made available. 

​Fall 2017 Applicants

​Beginning in Spring 2016, the CollegeBoard will offer a redesigned 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 will not require the optional writing section on either the redesigned SAT and the ACT for students applying for Fall 2017 enrollment. 


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:


The College Board






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