Application Instructions

Both first-year and transfer applicants submit the Coalition Application or Common Application and the Reed Writing Supplement. The online system will guide you through the process of providing supporting materials and forms.

First-year applicants may apply for Early Decision (ED) (of which there are two options), Early Action, or Regular Decision (RD). Transfer students apply by March 1.

Reed College does not charge an application fee.

To learn more, follow the link below that corresponds to your applicant status.

Testing Requirements

Reed College test codes
SAT 4654
ACT 3494
TOEFL 4654

Reed requires all applicants to submit the official results of the SAT or the ACT. Results of additional tests, such as Advanced Placement (AP), SAT II (subject tests), and International Baccalaureate (IB), are optional. If test scores are recorded on your official high school transcript, Reed will consider those to be official scores. For the class of 2019, the average SAT score (combined mean of critical reading, mathematics, and writing) was 2060; the composite mean score for the ACT was 31.

Taking either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Service assessment (IELTS) is strongly encouraged for international students who do not speak English at home, attend a school where the language of instruction is not English, or have an SAT critical reading score below 600. The average internet-based TOEFL score for international students entering Reed is 112.

Last acceptable SAT & ACT test dates
ED I: November test date
EA: November test date
ED II: December test date
RD: December test date
Transfer: January test date

Congratulations to our Early Action and Regular Decision admitted students! Submit your enrollment deposit by May 1, 2019 to confirm your place in the class of 2023.