Many colleges move test optional for current high school juniors



Due to the current COVID-19 situation, many spring SAT and ACT tests have been cancelled. As a result, a variety of colleges around the United States have dropped testing requirements for current high school juniors who will be starting college in 2021. Some of these changes in admissions requirements apply only for students applying in the year, but others will remain applicable in either the upcoming years or indefinitely. Please note that this may not be a complete list of all colleges that fit these categories.

Colleges that have gone completely test-optional:

Barnard College

Boston University

Case Western Reserve University

Chapman University

Colgate University

Concordia University Texas

Davidson College

Drury University

Newberry College

Oregon State University

Scripps University

Swarthmore College

Tufts University

Tulane University

University of California

University of the Cumberlands

University of Oregon

University of Redlands

University of Richmond

Wellesley College

Williams College

Colleges that have dropped subject test requirements:

Brown University

California Institute of Technology

Harvard University*

Harvey Mudd College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Yale University*

*subject tests were never required, only recommended