Application Instructions

First-year students can apply using the Coalition ApplicationCommon Application, or Reed's Application. Transfer students, please apply using the Common Application. 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). The priority deadline for transfer students is 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 code
TOEFL 4654

Reed will not require nor use testing results from the SAT or ACT in our admission review for the fall 2021 and fall 2022 cycles. Results of additional tests, such as Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) may be submitted for Reed credits upon enrollment.

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 or attend a school where the language of instruction is not English. The average internet-based TOEFL score for international students entering Reed is 112.

STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION: Reed College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or familial status, military status, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, status as a parent, family relationship, or any other category protected by law. The college’s Title IX policy and procedures may be found on our Title IX web page. Inquiries may be directed to the college's Title IX Coordinator by email at, by phone at 503-517-4842, or on campus in Eliot 108A. Inquiries may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education.