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. The University of California (UC) has not announced an official system-wide test policy for the freshman class of 2022. 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.