Barnard now accepting self-reported test scores for First-Year Applicants

The Office of Admissions is pleased to announce a change to our testing reporting policy. All first-year applicants may now submit their self-reported test scores from the SAT or ACT to Barnard during the application process.  Please know that our testing policy has not changed. All applicants are still required to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission.

Students may disclose their self-reported testing via the Common Application. If you need to update your scores after you apply,  you may email the admissions office at with your student score report.

Barnard will also continue accepting school reports sent by counselors as official testing. Counselors may send reports via email to or by fax at 212-280-8797.

Only admitted students who choose to enroll will be required to submit official scores. We will require enrolling Early Decision students to submit official scores in January, and enrolling Regular Decision to submit in May. Discrepancies between self-reported and official scores may jeopardize a student’s place in the class.

Please note this policy only applies to First Year applicants. Transfer applicants are required to submit official testing at the time of application. 

Please feel free to email the admissions office at with any questions.