A Sample of Test Optional Schools for Fall 2021 Enrollment

 

SCHOOL

TEST OPTIONAL

Amherst College Fall 2021 enrollment
Babson University for high school class of 2021, then will review
Boston College Fall 2021 enrollment
Boston University for high school class of 2021, then will review – students will chose in-person or remote classes for fall
Butler University moving to test-optional
Caltech 2-year pilot – test-blind
Carnegie Mellon University Fall 2021 enrollment
Case Western University Fall 2021 enrollment
Clarkson University Fall 2021 enrollment
Colgate University Fall 2021 enrollment
Davidson College 3-year pilot
Duke University Fall 2021 enrollment
Elon University 3-year pilot
Emory University Fall 2021 enrollment
Fordham University 2-year pilot
Georgetown University Fall 2021 enrollment
Gonzaga University Fall 2021 enrollment
Hamilton College shift from test-flexible to test-optional for Class of 2021
Harvey Mudd College Fall 2021/2022 enrollment, SAT Subject Tests no longer required
Haverford College 3-year pilot
Johns Hopkins University Fall 2021 enrollment
Kent State University Fall 2021 enrollment
Lehigh University Fall 2021 Not Required (still required for Div I athletes)
Loyola University New Orleans shift to test-blind permanently
Loyola Marymount University Fall 2021 enrollment
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Fall 2021 enrollment, SAT Subject Tests no longer required but will be considered
Middlebury College 3-year pilot, previously test-flexible
Northeastern University Fall 2021 enrollment
Northwestern University Fall 2021 enrollment
Notre Dame University Fall 2021 enrollment, 1-year pilot
Penn State University Fall 2021 enrollment
Pomona College Fall 2021 enrollment test-optional
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) for high school class of 2021, then will review
Rhodes College 3-year pilot
Rutgers University Fall 2021 enrollment
Santa Clara University 2-year pilot
Scripps College Fall 2021 enrollment
St. Thomas Aquinas College Fall 2021 enrollment
Stanford University Fall 2021 enrollment
Swarthmore College 2-year pilot
Syracuse University Fall 2021 enrollment
Texas A&M Fall 2021 enrollment
Tufts University 3-year pilot
Tulane University Fall 2021 enrollment
UCalifornia– all campuses Fall 2021/2022 enrollment (CA students) – test blind for 2023/2024 (developing a new test for 2025 and beyond.) SAT/ACT results can no longer be used.
UCLA Fall 2021 enrollment
UGeorgia Fall 2021 enrollment – still required for merit scholarships
UIllinois Fall 2021 enrollment
UMichigan SAT/ACT required; students can send other exam scores if necessary; those without ACT or SAT scores must explain why they don’t have them; and that their applications will be reviewed without ACT or SAT scores
University of South Carolina Fall 2021 enrollment
UT Austin Fall 2021 enrollment
UVA Fall 2021 enrollment (new ED date 11/1)
UVM Fall 2021 enrollment
UWashington Fall 2021 enrollment
UWisconsin-Madison Fall 2021 through Summer 2023
Vanderbilt University Fall 2021 enrollment
Vassar College for high school Class of 2021, then will review
Virginia Tech Fall 2021 enrollment
Washington and Lee University Fall 2021 enrollment
William and Mary 3-year pilot
Williams College Fall 2021 enrollment test-optional

NOTE: Even if a top school has suspended standardized test scores, this isn’t a free pass.
We recommend students WHO ARE ABLE sit for fall tests.

Here’s how the Ivies are handling testing for the upcoming semester.

IVY LEAGUE STANDARDIZED TESTING REQUIREMENTS

REQUIRED

RECOMMENDED

OPTIONAL
X
NOT REQUIRED
X
NOT CONSIDERED
School SAT ACT Subject Tests AP Exams
BROWN X for fall 2021 still required for D1 athletes X for fall 2021 still required for D1 athletes ⇄ for fall 2021 enrollment
COLUMBIA X for fall 2021 still required for D1 athletes X for fall 2021 still required for D1 athletes X
CORNELL X still required for D1 athletes X still required for D1 athletes X
DARTMOUTH X for fall 2021 still required for D1 athletes X for fall 2021 still required for D1 athletes X
HARVARD X for fall 2021 still required for D1 athletes X for fall 2021 still required for D1 athletes X for fall 2021
PENN ⇄ for fall 2021 enrollment - still required for D1 athletes ⇄ for fall 2021 enrollment still required for D1 athletes ⇄ for fall 2021 enrollment
PRINCETON - only Regular Decision deadline of Jan 1. X for fall 2021 still required for D1 athletes X for fall 2021 still required for D1 athletes
YALE X for fall 2021 still required for D1 athletes X for fall 2021 still required for D1 athletes X