Test Requirements + Test-Optional Policy

We know every applicant has a unique combination of skills. That's why at Bryant, you can decide whether you'd like to submit your SAT or ACT scores with your application or apply under our test-optional policy.

We understand that the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic have made this a difficult year for high school students navigating the college search process.

Here at Bryant, we offer an education—and an admission process—that's focused on the whole person. We know that sometimes test results may not be an accurate indicator of an applicant's overall ability to succeed in college. That’s why we have a test-optional admission policy.

This alternative allows us to consider your strengths that may be demonstrated in areas other than your ACT or SAT score.

TEST-OPTIONAL POLICY

If you feel your SAT or ACT scores aren't an accurate reflection of your abilities, or you have been impacted by the disruption of test administrations for the SAT and the ACT, you can choose not to submit them. Instead, when reading your application counselors will put an increased emphasis on your transcript and rigor of curriculum in lieu of test scores.

Applying test-optional is a personal and individual decision—so consider it carefully. Once you’ve made the choice to apply with or without your test scores, you will be unable to change this decision.. To view the average SAT score and other facts about current Bryant students, read our Admitted Class Profile, which may help you make your decision.

SAT/ACT

With our comprehensive and holistic application process, the submission of SAT or ACT scores is optional. If you feel your SAT or ACT scores are an accurate representation of your academic potential, then submit them with your application. 

There are no cutoffs or minimum scores for your SAT or ACT scores or with any part of your Bryant application. To view the average SAT score and other facts about current Bryant students, see our Admitted Class Profile. To submit your scores for the SAT, use CEEB code 3095. To submit your scores for ACT, use code 3802. For more information about the SAT or ACT, visit the College Board web site.

Here at Bryant, we offer an education—and an admission process—that's focused on the whole person. We know that sometimes test results may not be an accurate indicator of an applicant's overall ability to succeed in college. The test optional alternative allows us to consider your strengths that may be demonstrated in areas other than your ACT or SAT score.

No additional materials need to be submitted if a student choses to apply test optional.

The review process for students who submit ACT or SAT scores and for students who do not submit scores is similar, with a student's high school transcript being the most important part of any evaluation. Other factors that go into an admission decision at Bryant include recommendations, co-curricular activities, community involvement, writing ability, and other achievements.

Once you've submitted your application, you'll be unable to change your option. So please make sure to consider your decision carefully before submitting your application.

Yes. To view the average SAT score and other academic facts about current Bryant students, read our Admitted Class Profile. It's an academic profile that may help you make your decision on whether to apply as test optional.

When you submit your application to Bryant (using either the Common Application and supplements), please indicate on the supplemental section if you would like to be considered test optional.

If you've indicated that you’d like to apply test optional, your scores will not be considered as part of the application review.

All applicants to Bryant are considered for merit scholarships at the time of the review of their application. This is true for all students regardless of submitting standardized test. Evaluation for merit is based on all elements of a student's application, as well as the competitive nature of the applicant pool.

Student-athletes can apply to the University under the test optional policy, but they'll additionally need to submit scores to the NCAA and to Bryant's Compliance Office to ensure athletic eligibility.

Yes, but you are required to submit the TOEFL/IELTS.