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UniversityRegulation according to websitelinkAlbion CollegeTest-optional for students applying for fall 2020How is COVID-19 Affecting Admission?Alfred UniversityTest-optional for spring and fall 2021 "Test Scores" (opens in a new tab) "> See" Requirements ">" Test Scores "Alma CollegeSuspended SAT / ACT requirements for traditional first-year students between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021Admissions & Aid pageAmherst CollegeTest-optional for applicants for the first-year class during the 2020-21 admission cycle
The college has communicated with high schools, letting them know students will not be penalized in admissions for school closures, pass-fail grading, or other similar changes made in response to Covid-19Amherst announcement
Amherst admissions siteAnderson UniversityTest-optional effective immediatelyAnderson announcementBabson CollegeTest-optional for students applying for entry in fall 2021
English proficiency exams for non-native English speakers are still required; students can request waiverBabson announcementBaylor UniversityTest-optional for 2021Press releaseBentley UniversityTest-optional for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022First-year applicantsBethany CollegeTest-optional for fall 2020Bethany announcementBoston CollegeTest optional for first-year applicants during the 2020-21 admission cycle.
Test-optional policy for 2020-21Boston UniversityTest-optional for first-year students applying for fall 2021 and spring 2022.
Applies to all undergraduate schools and colleges at BU and all scholarship programs.BU announcement
BU admissions siteBrandeis UniversityTest-optional for applicants entering fall 2021 and beyondBrandeis Test-Optional PolicyBrown UniversityTest-optional for first-year applicants during the 2020-21 admission cycle. This change is for one year only.Brown announcementBriar Cliff UniversityWaiving SAT / ACT score requirement for current high school seniorsBriar Cliff announcementBuena Vista UniversityTest-optional for 2021Test-optional announcementBucknell UniversityTest-optional beginning in fall 2020 for a 5 year pilot program.AnnouncementButler UniversityTest-optional beginning fall 2021 and beyond. Some programs may still require standardized test scores.Test-optional admissionCalifornia Institute of Technology (Caltech)Two-year moratorium on SAT and ACT requirements (test-blind)Caltech announcementCalifornia State UniversityAll 23 CalState campuses: No SAT / ACT requirements for the academic year 2021-2022High School Guidance: Fall 2021 Prospective First-Time First-Year StudentsCarleton CollegeAdopting a one-year test-optional policy for first-year applicants applying for admission for entry in Fall 2021Criteria for admissionCarnegie Mellon UniversityTest-optional policy for one year, removing the SAT / ACT standardized testing requirement for first-year Fall 2021 applicants.Carnegie Mellon announcementCase Western Reserve UniversityTest-optional for students entering fall 2021CWRU announcementCenter CollegeTest-optional for 2021, 2022, and 2023 admission cyclesCenter announcementClaremont McKenna CollegeAdopting a one-year test-optional policy for all first-year students applying for admission in Fall 2021CMC announcementClarkson UniversityOne-year test-optional policy for all first-year students applying for admission in Fall 2021Clarkson announcementCoastal Carolina UniversityTest-optional for fall 2021 applicants with a minimum 3.5 high school GPACCU announcementCollege of CharlestonTest-optional for fall 2021. The pilot program will be evaluated next summer and a determination on whether or not to continue it will be made for the next admissions cycle.News releaseCollege of Coastal GeorgiaTest-optional for summer and fall 2020AnnouncementColgate UniversityTest-optional for students entering fall 2021Colgate announcementCollege of WoosterTest-optional for fall 2021 entering class and beyondWooster announcementColumbia UniversityTest-optional for first year applicants to Columbia College and Columbia Engineering 2020-2021 admission cycle.Revised Testing Policy for 2020-2021 application cycleThe Cooper UnionTwo-year test-optional pilot program for students entering fall 2021 and fall 2022Applying to Cooper UnionCornell UniversityTest-optional for 2021 applicantsAnnouncementDartmouth CollegeOne-year suspension of the university’s standardized testing requirement for candidates seeking undergraduate admission in 2021Dartmouth admissions blogDavidson CollegeTest-optional for a three-year period, beginning with students entering fall 2021Davidson announcementDrury UniversityTest-optional school, beginning with applications for fall 2021 and beyond. Test-optional applicants will have an additional 250 to 500-word essay as part of the scholarship and award process.Drury announcementDuke UniversityOne-year test-optional policy for students applying for admission to the first-year undergraduate class in the 2020-21 admissions cycle.Duke statementEckerd CollegeTest-optional for two-year pilot program (fall 2021 - fall 2022)AnnouncementElon UniversityTest-optional beginning in fall 2021 in a three-year pilot programPress releaseFordham UniversityTest-optional for two-year period beginning with the fall 2021 classAnnouncementFranklin CollegeTest-optional for current high school seniors for the remainder of the 2019-20 school yearFranklin announcementGeorgetown UniversityGeorgetown will be "flexible" and fully consider applications from students who encounter difficulties completing standardized tests and are thus unable to provide SAT or ACT scores.Covid-19 admissions updateGonzaga UniversityTest-optional for students applying for college admission for fall 2021. Gonzaga announcementGrand Valley State UniversityTest-optional for fall 2021Undergraduate admissions requirements (under "Freshman requirements")Greenville UniversityTest-optional for 2021 and beyondPress releaseHamilton CollegeTest-optional for 2021-2022 academic yearHamilton announcementHarvard UniversityTest-optional for the 2020-21 admissions cycle. "Harvard College will allow students to apply for admission to the Class of 2025 without requiring standardized test scores."Admission application considerationsHaverford CollegeTest-optional for first-year and transfer applicants for a three-year trial beginning with students entering fall 2021Haverford admissions blog announcementUniversity of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignTests optional for fall 2021 freshman applicantsAnnouncementIndiana University BloomingtonTest-optional beginning in 2021About test-optional admissionsIUPUITest-optional beginning 2021 and beyondAdmissions page (under "Regarding the SAT or ACT exam")Johns Hopkins UniversityOne-year test-optional policy for the Class of 2025 (students applying for entry in the fall of 2021)Standardized test informationKenyon CollegeAdopting a one-year test-optional policy for all students applying for admission in fall 2021Standardized testing at KenyonLimestone CollegeTest-optional for students entering fall 2020. Students who have SAT and ACT scores are still encouraged to submit them.Limestone announcementLoyola Marymount UniversityTest-optional for fall 2021 applicantsLMU announcementLoyola University New OrleansTest blind starting in fall 2021.AnnouncementMacalester CollegeBeginning with the fall 2021 admission cycle, submission of ACT or SAT test results is optional.Standardized testing policyMansfield UniversityTest-optional for students entering fall 2020. Admitted students who did not submit SAT / ACT scores (1) may need to take placement tests during orientation and (2) eligible for a narrower range of merit awards.Mansfield announcementMcMurry University (TX)Test-optional for fall 2020McMurry announcementMercer UniversityTest-optional for first-year applicants for summer or fall 2020First-year admissionsMiddlebury CollegeTest-optional policy for at least 3 years, through fall 2023, on a trial basisMiddlebury announcementMillersville UniversityExpanding its test-optional policy (previously limited to local residents) to all students entering fall 2020Millersville Test-Optional FAQ pageWITHSAT Subject Tests no longer used in undergraduate admissionsMIT announcementNCAA Eligibility CenterWaiving SAT / ACT requirement for student-athletes entering Division I and II colleges in the 2020-2021 academic year (applies only to students graduating in spring / summer 2020).
The Eligibility Center will also adjust its approach to pass / fail grades received in spring / summer 2020 by students at all grade levels.NCAA Eligibility Center COVID-19 FAQ

AnnouncementNortheastern UniversityTest-optional for prospective students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Includes undergraduate and graduate students.Northeastern announcementNorthwestern UniversityTemporary test-optional policy for the 2020-2021 admission cycleNorthwestern announcementOberlin CollegeMoving to a test-optional model for the next three years starting with the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, and continuing as a pilot program through the 2022-2023 application year.Oberlin announcementOregon State UniversityTest-optional for undergraduates entering in fall 2021 and beyondOSU announcementPenn State UniversityPenn State is making SAT / ACT score submissions optional for prospective students applying for summer or fall 2021 admission.Penn State newsPepperdine UniversityTest-optional for undergraduate international students and US students studying outside of the United States for the 2021-2022 academic yearRevised Standardized Testing PolicyPomona CollegeTest-optional for first-year and transfer students entering in fall 2021Pomona announcementPrinceton UniversityTest-optional for the 2020-2021 admission cycle. Applications without test scores will be considered complete.Covid-19 updatePurdue University NorthwestTest-optional for summer and fall 2020Admissions pageRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTest-optional for fall 2021 and spring 2022AnnouncementRhodes CollegeTest-optional for three years, which will serve as a pilot project to determine if the test-optional policy should continueRhodes announcementRice UniversityTest-optional for 2020-2021 applicantsRice announcementRochester Institute of TechnologyTest scores can be self-reported on application for fall 2020. Students admitted will be required to submit official scores if they enroll. Test-optional for some programs for fall 2020. Fall 2021 and beyond, RIT will be test-optional.Press releaseRutgers University - CamdenTest-optional for fall 2020Camden Undergraduate AdmissionsRutgers University - NewarkTest-optional for fall 2020 and fall 2021Newark Undergraduate AdmissionsRutgers University - New BrunswickTest-optional for fall 2020 and fall 2021New Brunswick enrollment FAQsSaint Louis UniversityTest-optional for 2021-2022 academic year for most programsAnnouncementSanta Clara UniversityTest-optional for a two-year period for first-year and transfer students beginning with students entering in fall 2021. Will reassess whether to reinstate the testing requirement after the two-year period.Santa Clara announcementScripps CollegeTest-optional for students entering in fall 2021 and beyondScripps announcementSeattle UniversityTest-optional starting fall 2021SU announcementSouthern Methodist UniversityTest-optional for spring 2021 and fall 2021Undergraduate Temporary Test-Optional PolicySt. Edward’s UniversityTest-optional for undergraduate applicants for fall 2021 and beyondSt. Edward’s announcementSt. Olaf CollegeTest-optional for fall 2021 and beyondSt. Olaf announcementSt. Thomas Aquinas CollegeTest-optional for fall 2020STAC announcementStanford UniversityTest-optional for applicants during the 2020-2021 admission cycleIn response to Covid-19Swarthmore CollegeTest-optional for applicants during the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 cyclesSwarthmore announcementTennessee State UniversityTest-optional for fall 2020AnnouncementTexas Christian UniversityTest-optional for students entering in fall 2021TCU announcementThe College of New JerseyTest-optional beginning with 2020-2021 admission cycle for a three-year period. Does not apply to the seven-year medical program or optometry program.AnnouncementTrinity University (TX)Test-optional for a three-year period starting with applicants for fall 2021. Applicants can self-report unofficial test scores via the applicant portal.Trinity announcementTufts UniversityTest-optional for all undergraduates for a three-year period, beginning with students entering fall 2021. Will determine whether to reinstate testing requirement at the end of the three-year period.Tufts announcementTulane UniversityTest-optional for students applying for a spot in the class entering fall 2021Tulane announcement and FAQUniversity of California System (UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego etc.)Test-optional for 2021-2022. Test blind for 2023-2024. UC aims to develop their own admissions test for California students by 2025.UC announcementUniversity of Central MissouriTest-optional beginning in fall 2020 for students with a 3.5 GPA or higher. AnnouncementUniversity of CincinnatiTest-optional for a two-year period starting with 2021 applicantsAnnouncementUniversity of ConnecticutTest-optional beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year for the next three admission cyclesPress releaseUniversity of the CumberlandsAdopting a test-optional policy for current and future applicants.Cumberlands announcementUniversity of Hawai’i at ManoaTest-optional for 2021-2022 academic years.AnnouncementUniversity of HoustonTest-optional for summer and fall 2020Admissions: Freshmen: No Test ScoreUniversity of LouisvilleTest-optional for spring 2021, summer 2021 and fall 2021ACT / SAT informationUniversity of MiamiPiloting test-optional policy for fall 2021AnnouncementUniversity of New EnglandPiloting a test-blind policy for 2020-2021 academic yearAnnouncementUniversity of MobileTest-optional for fall 2020University of Mobile announcementUniversity of North Carolina SystemChange in minimum admissions requirements: 2.5 GPA or 1010 combined SAT score / 19 composite ACT score; applicants must submit test scores but system schools may choose to admit based on GPA alone. Each UNC system school has freedom to set its own requirements above these minimums.UNC system announcement

Daily Tar Heel article about the new policyUniversity of Notre DameTest-optional for the 2020-21 application yearNotre Dame announcementUniversity of OregonTest-optional for students entering fall 2021 and beyond. Standardized test scores will still be needed for certain automatic scholarships.UO announcementUniversity of PennsylvaniaUPenn will not require the SAT or ACT for the 2020-21 first-year and transfer admissions cycles (one-year policy)AnnouncementUniversity of Pittsburgh Bradford CampusTest-optional for fall 2020AnnouncementUniversity of RichmondTest-optional for fall 2021AnnouncementUniversity of Southern CaliforniaTest-optional for 2021-2022 academic yearAnnouncementUniversity System of GeorgiaTest-optional for students entering summer and fall 2021. Students without test scores must meet specific GPA thresholds. Applies to all USG schools except UGA and Georgia Tech, which have already fall class waitlists.USG announcementUniversity of Texas, AustinOne-year test-optional policy for first-year students in the 2020-21 admission cycle.UT Austin announcementUniversity of ToledoPiloting a test-optional admissions model for summer and fall 2020UToledo test-optional admissions pageUniversity of VirginiaUniversity of Virginia will not require that applicants submit standardized testing to be considered for admission for at least the next application cycleUVA announcementUniversity of WashingtonTest-optional for fall 2021AnnouncementVanderbilt UniversityFor the 2021-22 academic year, the admissions process will be test-optional for all first-year and transfer applicants, including international and homeschool students.Vanderbilt announcementVassar CollegePiloting a test-optional policy for the 2020-21 admissions cycle. Will evaluate after the one-year pilot to determine whether test-optional policy should continue.Vassar announcementVillanova UniversityTest-optional for 2020-2021AnnouncementVirginia TechTest-optional for 2020-2021.AnnouncementWashington and Lee UniversityTest-optional for 2021 applicantsAnnouncementWellesley CollegeTest-optional for first-year applicants entering fall 2021. Suspending the Regular Decision with Early Evaluation option for first-year applicants entering fall 2021.Wellesley admissions pageWestern Michigan UniversityTest-optional admission policy for students applying for the remainder of fall 2020 and for 2021 entry termsAdmission criteriaWestminster College (PA)Waiving SAT / ACT requirements for students entering fall 2020Westminster announcementWest Virginia Wesleyan CollegeTest-optional for spring 2021 and fall 2021AnnouncementWilliam and MaryLaunching a three-year test-optional pilot program with the 2020-2021 academic yearAnnouncementWilliams CollegeTest-optional for students applying as freshmen or transfers during the 2020-21 admissions cycle.For students who choose to submit scores, results will be considered as part of the holistic admissions process. Williams announcementYale UniversityTest-optional policy for 2020-2021 undergraduate admissions cycleYale announcement