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Standardized Testing

Applicants can provide self-reported SAT and ACT test scores. Only admitted students who enroll at Babson must submit official scores.


In response to COVID-19, Babson College will allow prospective students entering their senior year of high school to apply with, or without standardized test results, for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. Babson's optional test policy applies only to those students applying to the undergraduate school for entry in Fall 2021.

Prospective students who are non-native English speakers will still be required to submit English language exam scores that demonstrate their proficiency in the language, or request a waiver. Babson College accepts TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, and the Cambridge Assessment as ways to demonstrate English proficiency. Both TOEFL and Duolingo offer at-home testing options.

Please contact Babson Admission with any questions you may have. We are here to help.

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 the optional writing section on either the SAT or ACT. SAT II subject tests are not required. Babson's SAT reporting code is 3075. Babson's ACT reporting code is 1780.

TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, Cambridge Assessment English

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), IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) examination, the Duolingo English Test or the Cambridge Assessment English Qualifications (C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency or C1 Business Higher accepted). The admission committee will look at these examinations when assessing your SAT or ACT scores to best understand your level of proficiency. 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 of the SAT or a 27 or higher on the English portion of the ACT.  Babson's SAT reporting code is 3075. Babson's ACT reporting code is 1780.

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:


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.​​​​​​​​