First-Year Admission

Bryant's interdisciplinary approach integrates academic scholarship in business and the liberal arts with student life experiences. Our emphasis on global perspective, innovation, creativity, character and leadership prepares you to succeed.

A profile in data

test optional

SAT test optional

Students who feel their standardized test scores are not an accurate representation of their academic achievement or talent have the option to complete three short-answer questions in place of submitting their test scores to Bryant.

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early decision/early action

early decision

If Bryant is your clear first choice, we encourage you to apply under our Early Decision 1 or Early Decision 2 programs, which are binding decision options. If Bryant is one of your top choices, we suggest you apply Early Action, which is a non-binding option.

Which is right for you?

admission interviews

admission interviews

Interviews for prospective students are not required but they do provide a great opportunity for you to ask questions and advocate for yourself. An interview is also a chance for an admission staff member to learn more about you in a one-on-one setting.

Make the most of your interview

wait list / deferred

wait list and deferred

One of the hallmarks of a Bryant education is the individualized attention and mentoring our students receive. We are able to do this by keeping our class size small, which means we wait list many qualified applicants each year.

Your next steps

AP / college credit

Advanced Placement college credit

You may enter Bryant with advanced standing earned through:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) for scores of 5 or higher on the higher-level exams
  • College-level courses

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home-schooled applicants

for home-schooled applicants

Like traditional first-year applicants, you will need to complete the Common Application, but you also must submit documentation specifying the curriculum or certified program you have followed with a listing of subjects completed, and SAT or ACT scores.