Colleges Going Test-Optional for 2020-21 Admissions Cycle

By IvyWise on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

2020-21 test optional schoolsStay in the Know on Recent Additions to the Test-Optional School List

Between school closures and virtual campus tours, COVID-19 continues to have a profound impact on the college admissions process. In light of recent cancellations for many spring ACT and SAT exams, a number of colleges have decided to shift to a test-optional admissions process for the following year.

Curious if any of the colleges on your best-fit list are making the move to a test-optional application review process? Keep reading to learn more about which institutions are putting a pause on requirements for SAT and/or ACT scores for the 2020-21 admissions cycle.

 

SchoolTest-Optional for:
Alfred University2020-21 application cycle
Alma College2020-21 application cycle
Amherst College2020-21 application cycle
Anderson UniversityPermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
Babson College2020-21 application cycle
Barnard College2020-21 application cycle
Baylor University2020-21 application cycle
Bentley University2020-21 application cycle
Bethel UniversityPermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
Boston University2020-21 application cycle
Buena Vista University2020-21 application cycle
Butler UniversityPermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
Cal State system2020-21 application cycle
California Lutheran University2020-21 application cycle
Case Western Reserve University2020-21 application cycle
Centre College3-year period beginning with the 2020-21 admissions cycle
Claremont McKenna College2020-21 application cycle
Coastal Carolina University2020-21 application cycle
Colgate University2020-21 application cycle
College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University (Minnesota)Permanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
College of WoosterPermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
Cooper Union2-year period beginning with the 2020-21 admissions cycle
Concordia University2020-21 application cycle
Cornell University2020-21 application cycle
Davidson CollegePermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
Drury UniversityPermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
Fordham University2-year period beginning with the 2020-21 cycle
Gonzaga University2020-21 application cycle
Grand Valley State University2020-21 application cycle
Hamilton College2020-21 application cycle
Haverford College3-year period beginning with the 2020-21 cycle
Indiana University – BloomingtonPermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
Indiana University – South BendPermanently beginning in for fall 2020 admission
Limestone UniversityFall 2020 admission
Loyola Marymount University2020-21 application cycle
Loyola University – New OrleansPermanently test-blind beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
Macalester CollegePermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
Mansfield UniversityFall 2020 admission
Meredith College2020-21 application cycle
Middlebury College3-year period beginning with the 2020-21 cycle
Millersville UniversityFall 2020 admission
MIT Will no longer accept SAT Subject Test scores for consideration starting with the 2020-21 admissions cycle.
Montana University system2020-21 application cycle
Northeastern University2020-21 application cycle
Oakland University2-year period beginning with the 2020-21 cycle
Oberlin College3-year period beginning with the 2020-21 cycle
Oregon State UniversityPermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
Pepperdine University­­International students for the 2020-21 application cycle
Pomona College2020-21 application cycle
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) 2020-21 application cycle
Rhodes College3-year period beginning with the 2020-21 cycle
Saginaw Valley State University2020-21 application cycle for students with 3.0 or higher GPA
Saint Louis University2020-21 application cycle
Santa Clara University2-year period beginning with the 2020-21 cycle
Scripps CollegePermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
St. Mary’s University2020-21 application cycle
St. Olaf CollegePermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
St. Thomas Aquinas CollegeFall 2020 admission
Swarthmore College2-year period beginning with the 2020-21 cycle
Texas Christian University2020-21 application cycle
Trinity University3-year period beginning with the 2020-21 cycle
Tufts University3-year period beginning with the 2020-21 cycle
Tulane University2020-21 application cycle
University of California system2020-21 application cycle
University of OregonPermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
University of Richmond2020-21 application cycle
University of San DiegoPermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
University of Southern California2020-21 application cycle
University of ToledoPermanently beginning in the 2020-21 cycle
UVA Wise2020-21 application cycle
University of Washington2020-21 application cycle
Vassar College2020-21 application cycle
Villanova University2020-21 application cycle
Virginia Tech2020-21 application cycle
Washington & Lee University2020-21 application cycle
Wellesley College2020-21 application cycle
Westminster CollegeFall 2020 admission
William & Mary3-year period beginning with the 2020-21 cycle
Williams College2020-21 application cycle

 

While there have been significant changes to the college search and application process due to COVID-19, it is possible to feel confident about your applications by doing your research and preparing accordingly. If you are in the midst of your own college search and looking for expert guidance, our team of college admissions counselors can offer personalized insight.

Also check out our IvyWise Knowledgebase for the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting admissions and download our free 2020-21 College Prep Guide for information and insight on how to prepare for college admissions this fall during this unusual time.

 

 

 

 

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