Colleges and Universities Waiving SAT/ACT Requirements during Pandemic
Updated: May 29
As colleges and universities grapple with this new reality, many have come to the decision that, given the circumstances, requiring these exams would be unfair to the 2021 high school graduates. The list of schools waiving these exams is expected to grow, so this list will be updated as needed.
With all of this uncertainty, it is best practice to continue studying for future test dates. Many schools will likely keep the testing requirement as is, despite the test cancellations. Some schools like Northwestern and University of Michigan are even releasing statements that the "coronavirus outbreak will not impact" their testing policies and that going "test optional is not an alternative" to their current requirements.
Here are the schools who are adopting test-optional admissions policies for high school students applying in the Fall of 2020:
Below are the schools who are waiving SAT 2 requirements:
Here is a comprehensive list of schools who have opted to permanently switch to a test-optional admission policy, but have not cited COVID-19 as a factor in their decision.
Correction: University System of Georgia has waived all testing requirements for students who have applied to attend in Summer 2020 and Fall 2020. Only Gordon State has waived the requirement for students applying to attend in Fall 2021. A previous version of this list included all University of Georgia Schools.