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PLEASE NOTE: The 2019/2020 Universal College Application will go offline on June 17th at 5:00 pm ET for updates.
The new application for 2020/2021 will go live on or about July 1st.
You MUST submit all "in-progress" forms by June 17th for enrollment for 2019/2020 or you will need to start over on July 1st for 2020/2021.

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.

For assistance or to view answers to frequently asked questions, visit the Help page

For assistance, please contact the Universal College Application directly.