At Bryant University, your talent, passion, and potential make a difference
Our Office of Admission takes a holistic approach to its admission process, assessing the whole student rather than focusing on standardized test scores. The strength of each applicant’s academic record, especially participation in AP, honors, or International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework, carries significant weight. Other factors considered include recommendations, co-curricular activities, community involvement, writing ability, and additional achievements.
You can apply without submitting test scores
You don’t need to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission, though you may choose to do so if you feel they will benefit your application. We believe that self-directed students who are passionate about realizing their full potential through a college education will thrive at Bryant. Although a test score has a predictive value, it cannot depict the full story a student might wish to tell, nor does it reflect the character, passion, talent, and potential of that student. At Bryant, we truly appreciate those qualities.
Students who do not submit test scores will be asked to respond to two or three essay questions and should note that:
- Once an application is submitted, the option selected may not be changed.
- Taking the test optional route does not affect merit scholarship consideration.
- All students will be considered for the Honors Program based on the rigor of their high school program and strength of their grades.
- International students may apply test optional but must submit their TOEFL/IELTS scores.
- Transfer students may apply within test optional guidelines.
- The NCAA mandates the submission of standardized test scores for athletic eligibility, so student-athletes must submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications.