So many things are changing rapidly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic–including admissions to colleges and universities across the country.
For some schools, that means waiving the ACT/SAT testing requirements.
As of April 29, 2020, the following colleges and universities have suspended ACT and SAT requirements for the upcoming year (Class of 2021):
-The University of California school system (which includes nine schools: UC Berkeley, UC Davis; UC Irvine; UCLA; UC Merced; UC Riverside; UC San Diego; UC Santa Barbara; and UC Santa Cruz)
–Case Western Reserve University
The following schools are suspending test requirements for three years:
The following schools are eliminating test requirements completely:
College Liftoff will keep up-to-date on the ever-changing landscape of college admissions in this time, and will keep this list updated for you.
In the longer term, we aren’t quite sure what will happen. So much will change in light of this pandemic. Many schools have long-considered becoming test-optional. This may be the time to make that a realty for a greater number of them. There are definitely pros and cons to standardized testing for college admissions. Keep in mind that there is no standard in what colleges require across the board, so individual schools may choose to respond differently to the COVID-19 situation.
College Liftoff will stay on top of all the college-related news related to this pandemic in the coming weeks or months and will keep you posted.