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Colleges Going Test-Optional Due to Coronavirus

With the SAT and ACT being canceled this spring and summer, many colleges are realizing they can’t require applicants to take these standardized tests for admission to their incoming classes. Although test-optional policies have been gradually trending upward, the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated this change among a number of prestigious universities.

Test Optional Colleges Due to CoronavirusHere is a list of the colleges that have switched to a test-optional format because of the coronavirus pandemic:

Amherst College (for class of 2021)

Anderson University

Boston University (for class of 2021)

Chestnut Hill College

Clarkson University

Coastal Carolina University

College of Wooster

Concordia University Texas

Davison College (3-year pilot policy)

Drury University

Hamilton College (shift from test flexible policy)

Haverford College (3-year pilot policy)

Middlebury College (3-year pilot policy)

Neumann University (for those with 2.5 GPA or higher)

Northeastern University (for class of 2021)

Pomona College (for class of 2021)

Portland State University

Rhodes College (3-year pilot policy)

St. Edwards University

Santa Clara University (for class of 2021)

Scripps College

Seattle University

Shenandoah University

Texas Christian University (for class of 2021)

University of California Berkeley (for class of 2021)

University of California Davis (for class of 2021)

University of California Irvine (for class of 2021)

University of California Los Angeles (for class of 2021)

University of California Merced (for class of 2021)

University of California Riverside (for class of 2021)

University of California San Diego (for class of 2021)

University of California Santa Barbara (for class of 2021)

University of California Santa Cruz (for class of 2021)

University of the Cumberlands

University of Oregon (all public campuses in the state)

Vassar College (for class of 2021)

Western Michigan University

William Wood University

Williams College (for class of 2021)

Other schools are relaxing testing requirements but stopping short of dropping the SAT and ACT requirement. MIT, for example, recently eliminated the requirement that the class of 2021 applicants take the SAT subject tests because of the coronavirus. This may open the door to other elite institutions following suit.

Before the COVID crisis, a number of other schools had already started migrating to being test-optional, and you can review a full list here.

Going Ivy is monitoring this situation closely and will update this post regularly as additional colleges drop the SAT and ACT requirement.

 

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