The novel coronavirus has had a massive impact on colleges, và that includes college admissions. Because of stay-at-home orders, virtual learning, và cancelled SAT & ACT exam dates, among other things, many universities are aware that it might be difficult or impossible for incoming high school seniors lớn take và do well on standardized tests in time for application deadlines.

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The result? Hundreds of colleges have dropped their SAT và ACT chạy thử requirements for the 2020/2021, 2021/2022, and 2022/2023 college admissions cycles. Which schools have cancelled exams? Will they reinstate these thử nghiệm requirements next year? If you"re able lớn take a test, should you still submit your scores? This guide covers all those questions.

Which Colleges Are Not Requiring SAT/ACT Scores for 2022/2023 College Admissions?

Below is a chart of all the colleges & universities in the United States that are no longer requiring SAT/ACT scores for any applicants for the 2022/2023 admissions cycle as a result of the coronavirus. Some notable inclusions are all the Ivy League schools as well as many public Iviesand vị trí cao nhất liberal arts colleges lượt thích Williams, Swarthmore, và Wellesley.

Note that this danh sách only includes colleges that have become temporarily thử nghiệm optional as a result of the coronavirus; colleges that are permanently demo optional aren"t listed in this guide. Also note that this danh mục only includes schools that are dropping the SAT/ACT requirement. Some schools still require the SAT/ACT but are dropping requirements for other exams like the AP tests for this year"s applicants. Others dropped the SAT/ACT requirements but still have TOEFL requirements for international students.

School NameLocation
Abilene Christian UniversityAbilene, TX
Adelphi CollegeGarden City, NY
Alabama A & MHuntsville, AL
Alabama State UniversityMontgomery, AL
Albion CollegeAlbion, MI
Alfred UniversityAlfred, NY
Alma CollegeAlma, MI
Anderson UniversityAnderson, IN
Arcadia UniversityGlenside, PA
Arizona State UniversityTempe, AZ
Auburn UniversityAuburn, AL
Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN
Babson UniversityWellesley, MA
Barnard CollegeNew York, NY
Barry UniversityMiami, FL
Baylor UniversityWaco, TX
Beloit CollegeBeloit, WI
Berry CollegeMount Berry, GA
Bethany CollegeBethany, WV
Binghamton UniversityBinghamton, NY
Bismarck State CollegeBismarck, ND
Bluefield State CollegeBluefield, WV
Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, MA
Boston UniversityBoston, MA
Brigham Young UniversityProvo, UT
Brown UniversityProvidence, RI
Bucknell UniversityLewisburg, PA
Butler UniversityIndianapolis, IN
Caldwell UniversityCaldwell, NJ
California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA
California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)San Luis Obispo, CA
Canisius CollegeBuffalo, NY
Carleton CollegeCarleton, MN
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA
Carroll UniversityWaukesha, WI
Case Western Reserve UniversityCleveland, OH
Central CollegePella, IA
Central Michigan UniversityMount Pleasant, MI
Centre CollegeDanville, KY
Chapman UniversityOrange, CA
Claremont McKenna CollegeClaremont, CA
Clemson UniversityClemson, SC
Cleveland State CollegeCleveland, TN
Colgate UniversityHamilton, NY
Colorado School of MinesGolden, CO
Colorado State UniversityFort Collins, CO
Columbia UniversityNew York, NY
Concordia University TexasAustin, TX
Cooper UnionNew York, NY
Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY
Cottey CollegeNevada, MO
Covenant CollegeLookout Mountain, GA
Creighton UniversityOmaha, NE
Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NH
Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, PA
Drury UniversitySpringfield, MO
Duke UniversityDurham, NC
East Carolina UniversityGreenville, NC
Elizabethtown CollegeElizabethtown, PA
Elon UniversityElon, NC
Emory UniversityAtlanta, GA
Fairmont State UniversityFairmont, WV
Fordham UniversityBronx, NY
Franklin CollegeFranklin, IN
Gonzaga UniversitySpokane, WA
Grand Valley State UniversityAllendale, MI
Hamilton CollegeClinton, NY
Hardin-Simmons UniversityAbilene, TX
Harvard CollegeCambridge, MA
Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremont, CA
Haverford CollegeHaverford, PA
Hawaii Pacific UniversityKaneohe, HI
Holy Cross CollegeNotre Dame, IN
Husson UniversityBangor, ME
Indiana University BloomingtonBloomington, IN
Indiana University EastRichmond, IN
Indiana University KokomoKokomo, IN
Indiana University NorthwestGary, IN
Indiana University SoutheastNew Albany, IN
Indiana Wesleyan UniversityMarion, IN
Iowa Wesleyan UniversityMt. Pleasant, IA
Jackson State UniversityJackson, MS
John Carroll UniversityUniversity Heights, Ohio
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD
Kent State UniversityKent, OH
Kenyon CollegeGambier, OH
Kutztown UniversityKutztown, PA
Lamar UniversityBeaumont, TX
Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, PA
Limestone CollegeGaffney, SC
Lincoln Memorial UniversityHarrogate, TN
List College—Jewish Theological SeminaryNew York, NY
Lock Haven UniversityLock Haven, PA
Longwood UniversityFarmville, VA
Loyola University New OrleansNew Orleans, LA
Lycoming CollegeWilliamsport, PA
Maine Maritime AcademyCastine, ME
Malone UniversityCanton, OH
Mansfield UniversityMansfield, PA
Massachusetts Maritime AcademyBuzzards Bay, MA
Marymount Manhattan CollegeNew York City, NY
Miami University (Ohio)Miami, Ohio
Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI
Middlebury CollegeMiddlebury, VT
Midway UniversityMidway, KY
Millersville UniversityMillersville, PA
Millikin UniversityDecatur, IL
Minnesota State University, MoorheadMoorhead, MN
Mississippi CollegeClinton, MS
Montana State UniversityBozeman, MT
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewark, NJ
New York Institute of TechnologyOld Westbury, NY
New York UniversityNew York, NY
Newberry CollegeNewberry, SC
North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, NC
Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA
Northern Kentucky UniversityHighland Heights, KY
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL
Oberlin CollegeOberlin, OH
Occidental CollegeLos Angeles, CA
Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OH
Ohio UniversityAthens, OH
Olin College of EngineeringNeedham, MA
Oregon State UniversityCorvallis, OR
Penn StateUniversity Park, PA
Plymouth State UniversityPlymouth, NH
Point Loma Nazarene UniversitySan Diego, CA
Pomona CollegeClaremont, CA
Portland State UniversityPortland, OR
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ
Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, IN
Purdue University—NorthwestHammond, IN
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy, NY
Rhodes CollegeMemphis, TN
Rutgers University—CamdenCamden, NJ
Rutgers—New BrunswickPiscataway, NJ
Rutgers University—NewarkNewark, NJ
Saint Anselm CollegeManchester, NH
Saint Louis UniversitySt. Louis, MO
St. Mary"s UniversitySan Antonio, TX
St. Norbert CollegeDe Pere, WI
St. Thomas Aquinas CollegeSparkill, NY
St. Thomas UniversityMiami Gardens, FL
Saint Vincent CollegeLatrobe, PA
Savannah College of Arts and DesignSavannah, GA
Santa Clara UniversitySanta Clara, CA
Scripps CollegeClaremont, CA
Seattle UniversitySeattle, WA
Simmons UniversityBoston, MA
Soka University of AmericaAliso Viejo, CA
Southern Methodist UniversityDallas, TX
Southern Oregon UniversityAshland, OR
Southwest Baptist UniversityBolivar, MO
Stanford UniversityStanford, CA
Stevens Institute of TechnologyHoboken, NJ
University at Buffalo (SUNY)Buffalo, NY
Stony Brook University (SUNY)Stony Brook, NY
Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PA
Syracuse UniversitySyracuse, NY
Tarleton State UniversityStephenville, TX
Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station, TX
Texas A&M University—Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi, TX
Texas Christian UniversityFort Worth, TX
Texas State UniversitySan Marcos, TX
Thiel CollegeGreenville, PA
Trinity UniversitySan Antonio, TX
Tulane UniversityNew Orleans, LA
University of AkronAkron, OH
University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanks, AK
University of Colorado—Colorado SpringsColorado Springs, CO
University of the CumberlandsWilliamsburg, KY
University of DaytonDayton, OH
University of DelawareNewark, DE
University of Hawai"i—ManoaHonolulu, HI
University of Houston—Main CampusHouston, TX
University of Houston—Clear LakeHouston, TX
University of Houston—DowntownHouston, TX
University of Houston—VictoriaVictoria, TX
University of Illinois—ChicagoChicago, IL
University of the Incarnate WordSan Antonio, TX
University of IndianapolisIndianapolis, IN
University of MaineOrono, ME
University of Massachusetts AmherstAmherst, MA
University of MiamiMiami, FL
University of MichiganAnn Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota—Twin CitiesMinneapolis, MN
University of MontanaMissoula, MT
University of Montana WesternDillon, MT
University of Mount UnionAlliance, OH
University of Nevada–Las VegasLas Vegas, NV
University of Nevada–RenoReno, NV
University of New EnglandBiddeford, ME
University of North Carolina—Chapel HillChapel Hill, NC
University of North Dakota–Grand ForksGrand Forks, ND
University of North TexasDenton, TX
University of Notre DameNotre Dame, IN
University of OregonEugene, OR
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh-BradfordBradford, PA
University of Pittsburgh-GreensburgGreensburg, PA
University of Pittsburgh-JohnstownJohnstown, PA
University of Pittsburgh-TitusvilleTitusville, PA
University of RichmondRichmond, VA
University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
University of Texas at ArlingtonArlington, TX
University of Texas at AustinAustin, TX
University of Texas at DallasDallas, TX
University of Texas at Permian BasinOdessa, TX
University of Texas at San AntonioSan Antonio, TX
University of Texas at TylerTyler, TX
University of TulsaTulsa, OK
University of VirginiaCharlottesville, VA
University of Virginia–WiseWise, VA
University of WashingtonSeattle, WA
University of Washington BothellBothell, WA
Valparaiso UniversityValparaiso, IN
Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN
Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NY
Villanova UniversityVillanova, PA
Virginia Tech UniversityBlacksburg, VA
Wabash CollegeCrawfordsville, IN
Washington and Lee UniversityLexington, VA
Washington State University VancouverVancouver, WA
Washington University in St. LouisSt. Louis, MO
Wayne State UniversityDetroit, MI
Webb InstituteGlen Cove, NY
Wellesley CollegeWellesley, MA
Western Michigan UniversityKalamazoo, MI
Westminster CollegeSalt Lake City, UT
West Virginia State UniversityInstitute, WV
West Virginia UniversityMorgantown, WV
Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MA
Winthrop UniversityRock Hill, SC
Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT
Yeshiva UniversityNew York, NY
York College of PennsylvaniaYork, PA


Will These Schools Eventually Return lớn Requiring Standardized kiểm tra Scores?

The short answer is that some colleges will, some won"t. Most schools in this list have stated that the suspension of requiring standardized demo scores is only a temporary move. Some schools, such Trinity University, are using this as a trial period, & will keep their test-optional policy for three years before deciding whether to implement it permanently or not. Other schools, such as the University of Oregon, the College of William & Mary, and Scripps College, have announced that they"ve decided lớn become permanently kiểm tra optional. However, most schools aren"t yet committing lớn whether or not they"ll continue their test-optional policy after the pandemic ends.

What we bởi know, though, is that more và more schools are becoming thử nghiệm optional. Colleges are making an effort khổng lồ attract more diverse applicants, & they don"t want potential students to lớn be held back by circumstances beyond their control, whether that"s test centers being shut down because of the coronavirus or students not being able lớn afford standardized tests, even in non-pandemic times.

Additionally, research has shown that students from more affluent backgrounds consistently have higher SAT và ACT scores, so many schools are dropping the standardized kiểm tra requirement so students from more disadvantaged backgrounds aren"t put at a further disadvantage during the college admissions process.

Already, over 1,000 colleges and universities in the United States are test optional, and others are thử nghiệm flexible (where you don"t need khổng lồ submit kiểm tra scores if you have a certain GPA or meet another requirement). We expect this number to only grow over time.

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If You Have SAT or ACT Scores, Should You Still Submit Them?

What if you"ve already taken the SAT or ACT, or you"re able to bởi so before college deadlines? Should you submit those scores?

First, we recommend everyone who is reasonably able khổng lồ take the SAT/ACT. You shouldn"t fly across the country during a pandemic lớn take the SAT/ACT, but if you can safely take the kiểm tra nearby, you should. Your scores might be higher than you expect, & even if they"re not, if you"re applying to a thử nghiệm optional school, you"re under no requirement to lớn submit them. Taking a standardized chạy thử gives you the most options.

Second, it"s important to lớn understand what "test optional" means. When a school says they are test optional, it means they don"t require SAT or ACT scores, but they will still nhận xét and consider them as part of your application. It does not mean that SAT and ACT scores are no longer important. Only schools that are "test blind" don"t look at standardized thử nghiệm scores at all. Kiểm tra blind is a rare policy, and only a handful of schools follow it. However, the University of California school system did recently become kiểm tra blind, and the policy is slowly becoming more common.

What does this mean for you? It means that, even for thử nghiệm optional schools, strong SAT or ACT scores will absolutely still help your college applications. Not submitting chạy thử scores won"t hurt your application, as these schools have stated, but it also means you thua out on a potential chance khổng lồ make your application stronger. So, how khổng lồ decide? Use these guidelines:

Submit chạy thử scores if:

Your demo scores are strong (at or near the 75th percentiles of admitted students khổng lồ the school)You don"t have other strong demo scores (AP tests, IB Tests, etc.) to lớn sendThe school still recommends submitting scores if you can

Don"t submit chạy thử scores if:

Your chạy thử scores are low (Below 50th percentiles of admitted students)You"re confident other areas of your application (GPA, class rank, extracurriculars, etc.) biến hóa for a lack of test scoresYou have strong kiểm tra scores from other exams (AP tests, IB Tests, etc.) that you will submit

Basically, for people able lớn take the SAT or ACT, submit your chạy thử scores if you think they"ll help you. They"re still an important part of admissions decisions, even for kiểm tra optional schools. Only don"t submit scores if you feel they"ll be a particularly weak area of your application. Colleges won"t hold it against you for not being able khổng lồ take a standardized test, but you"ll still need the rest of your application to be strong in order to convince them lớn admit you.


What"s Next?

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