Which standardized tests does Harvard require?

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*Applicants to the College Classes of 2027-2030 are not required to submit standardized test scores. 

For students who choose to submit standardized tests, they may submit the SAT or the ACT with or without writing, and they may submit SAT Subject Tests if they wish (though they are no longer offered, nor required). For information about the SATs, consult www.collegeboard.org, for the ACT www.act.org. We value predicted A-level and IB results along with any information that helps us form a complete picture of your academic interests and strengths. 

If the cost of sending your scores is a concern, keep in mind that if you were eligible for a fee waiver from the SAT or ACT, you are eligible for unlimited free score reports to be sent to institutions to which you are applying.  We recommend you use your free score reports to share your scores with Harvard.