If I choose to submit standardized test results, could that impact my chances of admission?


是的. Test scores of applicants who choose to submit them will be used as a factor within our holistic admission review as we render our decisions. 申请进入2025级, the middle 50% range for enrolled students was 1430-1510 on the SAT and 33-34 on the ACT.

查看永利娱官网入口的 一年级的概要文件 适用于2025级.

了解更多关于可选测试策略的信息:

Can I switch my testing plan after submitting my Common Application?

学生 who submit standardized test results to 永利娱官网入口, and also indicate on their Common Application that they plan to submit an ACT and/or SAT report for review, will be unable to switch their application to test-optional at a later point during the review process. Once scores become part of a student's file, they cannot be removed.

学生 who apply as test-optional candidates and later wish to change their testing plan to include standardized test results may request to do so. The Office of Undergraduate 入学 will remain as flexible as possible to accommodate these requests, 但不能保证一项改变会被批准. Application review commences on our application deadlines and files that have already been reviewed prior to a request being received are not re-evaluated. For full consideration, students should contact us directly as close to our deadlines as possible.

If I have been able to sit for an exam, how should I know whether to submit my scores?

就像应用程序的任何部分, strong performance could improve a student's candidacy and weak performance could hinder it. 当你做这个决定的时候, we encourage you to compare the scores you have earned with the mid-50% ranges for enrolled students from last year's class, 上面提供的链接. This context should be helpful in assessing whether or not your scores may positively impact a decision.

这项政策适用于国际学生吗?

是的. 然而, international students will still be required to demonstrate English language proficiency via TOEFL, 雅思考试, 或Duoligo英语测试结果. This requirement may be waived for students who speak English as their native language, attended a US high school for at least three years in a non-ESOL curriculum, or for students who do submit standardized test results and earn scores of 650 or greater on the SAT EBRW or 29 or greater on the ACT English section. 学习更多在这里.

这项政策适用于转学的申请人吗?

This policy applies to transfer students applying during the 2021-22 academic year (Spring 2022 or Fall 2022 admission).

这项政策适用于在家上学的学生吗?

是的. 然而, because the 入学 Committee has little context in which to evaluate home-schooled students’ academic results, standardized test results have always been extremely helpful in our deliberation process for this population. Home-schooled applicants who are unable to submit standardized test results are strongly encouraged to submit other available quantitative results such as AP exam scores, SAT专业考试成绩(如有), 或者其他外部结果来帮助永利娱官网入口进行评估. Official college transcripts should be submitted for all college courses completed.

这项政策适用于新兵运动吗?

是的. Recruited student-athletes will be included in our test-optional policy for the 2021-22 application cycle.

Will students who do not submit standardized test results be eligible for the 盖伯里总统学者计划?


 

是的. All applicants who submit their admission applications by November 1 will be eligible for consideration of one of 18 Presidential Scholarships. 了解更多有关申请 盖伯里总统学者计划.

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波士顿大学将来还会继续作为非应试学校吗?

在永利娱官网入口, standardized testing provides meaningful context as we evaluate candidates with varying degrees of curricular rigor across more than 8,000 high schools from which we receive applications each year. Our research routinely demonstrates that the inclusion of standardized testing as part of our holistic review process provides the greatest predictive value toward ensuring student success.

记住这一点, we expect to restore standardized testing as a requirement for applicants once the testing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic have subsided.