The coronavirus pandemic has changed nearly all aspects of daily life. State and county regulations have mandated closures of schools and SAT/ACT testing centers, leading to uncertainty about when and how students will test. For this reason, Main Street Scholars and Liz Murphy College Advising have developed strategies to prepare students for standardized tests.
Please keep in mind that most colleges and universities in the US have made submission of test scores optional for the freshman class of 2021 and beyond. The California State Universities (CSUs) are test-blind, meaning they will not consider test scores for the freshman class of 2022. As expected, all University of California campuses are now test blind for Fall 2022 admissions, meaning they will not consider SAT or ACT scores for admissions or for regents or chancellor’s scholarships. Scores may be used as an alternative method of fulfilling minimum requirements for eligibility or for course placement after enrollment. Check each campus admission website for current campus testing requirements. More on test optional admissions below:
If you are still interested in proceeding with testing, these are our recommendations.