Mar 29, 2021 SAT No Comments

Many universities have extended their testing policies to accommodate students who are unable to sit for the SAT or ACT for the 2022 intake year.

You might have heard different terminologies when it comes to the new testing policies such as “test optional”, “test-blind”, or “test flexible”. But what does it all mean?

What does test optional, test flexible, and test blind mean in university admission?

Test Optional means that they will accept SAT scores & view them if you send them, but will not require them.

Test flexible means that you have an option as to how to fulfill the testing policy by sharing another test (IELTS, etc) or meeting a minimum GPA (Aggregate) and so forth

Test blind means that even if you submit your SAT scores, these will not be viewed for admissions.

Here are 50 of the most popular US University test policies for the 2022 intake:

  1. Amherst– Test optional
  2. Babson– Test optional
  3. Barnard– Test optional
  4. Boston College– Test optional
  5. Boston University– Test optional
  6. Brandeis– Test optional
  7. Brown – Test optional
  8. Bucknell– Test optional
  9. Caltech– Test Blind
  10. Carnegie Mellon– Test optional
  11. Chapman– Test optional
  12. Columbia– Test optional
  13. Cooper Union– Test optional
  14. Cornell– Test optional
  15. Dartmouth– Test optional
  16. Davidson– Test optional
  17. Duke– To Be decided (TBD)
  18. Eckerd– Test optional
  19. Emory– Test optional
  20. Fordham– Test optional
  21. Harvard– Test optional
  22. Harvey Mudd- Test optional
  23. Haverford– Test optional
  24. Georgetown— To Be decided (TBD)
  25. Johns Hopkins– Test optional
  26. Loyola Marymount– Test optional
  27. Middlebury– Test optional
  28. MIT– To Be decided (TBD)
  29. New York University- Test optional
  30. Northeastern– TBD (Test Blind for International students)
  31. Notre Dame– Test optional
  32. Penn State--Test optional
  33. Princeton– Test optional
  34. Rice– Test optional
  35. Santa Clara– Test optional
  36. Stanford– Test optional
  37. Swarthmore– Test optional
  38. Syracuse– Test optional
  39. Tufts– Test optional
  40. Tulane– Test optional
  41. U of California system– Test optional
  42. U of Miami– TBD
  43. U of Pennsylvania– Test optional
  44. U of Southern California– Test optional
  45. U of Virginia– Test optional
  46. Vassar– Test optional
  47. Villanova– Test optional
  48. Wellesley– Test optional
  49. Williams– Test optional
  50. Yale– Test optional

Come back for updates….

Written by Wendy, Varsity Abroad