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:

California: Chapman University, Scripps University, University of California, University of Redlands

Connecticut: University of Connecticut, Yale University

Iowa: Grinnell College

Kentucky: University of the Cumberlands

Louisiana:Tulane University

Massachusetts:Boston University, Harvard College, Tufts University, Wellesley College, Williams College

Missouri:Drury University

New York: Barnard CollegeColumbia UniversityColgate University, Cornell University, Fordham University

North Carolina:Davidson College

Ohio: Case Western Reserve University, Kenyon College

Oregon: Oregon State University, University of Oregon

Pennsylvania: Drexel University, Swarthmore College

South Carolina: Newberry College

Texas: Baylor UniversityConcordia University Texas, Rice University

Virginia: University of Richmond


Colleges that have dropped subject test requirements:

California:California Institute of Technology, Harvey Mudd College

Connecticut: Yale University*

Massachusetts:Harvard University*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rhode Island: Brown University

*subject tests were never required, only recommended