Test Optional Colleges/Universities

Many colleges all over the United States are going test options for the 2020-2021 academic school year, due to COVID-19 canceling all standardized testing institutions. Since the coronavirus pandemic got more dangerous institutions stopped holding places to take any standardized test to make sure there was no risk of catching COVID during an examination. Now universities and colleges are forced to go Test optional. Test optional allows students to decide whether or not to include their SAT or ACT scores in their college application. Many colleges are only allowing test-optional for students applying to certain programs or majors.

Below is a list of Test-Optional Colleges/Universities.

  • Abilene Christian University (2021 only)

  • Adelphi University (2021 only)

  • Alabama A&M University (2021 only)

  • Alabama State University (2021 only)

  • Albion College (2021 only)

  • Alfred University (2021 only)

  • Amherst College (2020-2021)

  • Anderson College (2021+)

  • Arcadia University (2021+)

  • Arizona State University (2021 only)

  • Auburn University (2021 only)

  • Babson University (2021-2022)

  • Baldwin Wallace University (2021 only)(minimum 3.0 HS GPA)

  • Barnard College (2021 only)

  • Barry University (All Applicants)

  • Baylor University (2021 only)

  • Beloit College (2021+)

  • Bentley College (2021-2022)

  • Berry College (2021+)

  • Bethel University (All Applicants)

  • Biola University (2021 only)

  • Bluffton University (2021+)

  • Boston University (2021-2022)

  • Buena Vista University (2021 only)

  • Bradley University (2021+)

  • Brown University (2021 only)

  • Bucknell University (2021 only)

  • Butler University (All Applicants)

  • Caldwell University (2021-2024)

  • California Lutheran University (All Applicants)

  • California State University ALL Campuses (2021 only)

  • Carleton College (2021 only)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (2021 only)

  • Carroll University (2021 only)

  • Case Western Reserve University (2021)

  • Centre College (2021-2024)

  • Chapman University (2021+)

  • Chestnut Hill (PA)(2021 only)

  • Claremont-Mckenna (2021 only)

  • Clarkson University (2020-2021)

  • Coastal Carolina (2021 only for applicants with HS GPA of 3.5+)

  • College of Charleston (2021 only)

  • College of New Jersey (2021-2024)

  • College of William & Mary (2021-2024)

  • College of Saint Benedict (2021+)

  • Colgate University (2021 only)

  • Columbia University (2021 only)

  • Cooper Union (2021 only)

  • Corban University (2021 only)

  • Cornell University (2020-2021 only)

  • Creighton University (2021 only)

  • Dartmouth College (2021+)

  • Davidson College (2021-2024)

  • Dominican University (2021 only)

  • Drexel University (2021+)

  • Drury University (2021 only)

  • Eastern Washington University (2021+)

  • Duke University (2021 only)

  • Eckerd College (2021 only)

  • Elon University (2021-2024)

  • Fordham University (2021-2022)

  • George Fox University (2021+)

  • Gonzaga University (2021 only)

  • Grand Valley State University (2021)

  • Greenville University (2021 only)

  • Grinnell College (2021 only)

  • Hamilton University (2021-2022)

  • Hampden-Sydney College (2021 only)

  • Harvard University (2021 only)

  • Haverford College (2021-2024)

  • Hawai’i Pacific University (2021-2024)

  • Hollins University (2021 only)

  • Humboldt State University (2021 only)

  • Husson University (2021+)

  • Illinois State University (2021+)

  • Indiana Tech (2021+)

  • Indiana University Northwest (2020-2021)

  • John Hopkins University (2021 only)

  • Kenyon College (2021 only)

  • Lafayette College (2021 only)

  • Lamar University (2021+)

  • Lawrence Technological University (2021 only)

  • Lehigh University (2021 only)

  • Loyola Marymount University (2021 only)

  • Loyola University New Orleans (Test-Blind)

  • Luther College (2021 only)

  • Macalester College (2021+)

  • Marietta College (2021-2022)

  • Mars Hill University (2021 only)

  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy (2021 only)

  • Meredith College (2021 only)

  • Michigan State University (2021 only)

  • Middlebury College (2021-2023)

  • Missouri Western State University (All Applicants)

  • Montana State University (2021 only with HS GPA of 3.0+)

  • Mount Mercy University (2020-2021)

  • Murray State University (2020-2021)

  • Neumann University (2021+)

  • New York Institute of Technology (2021 only)

  • Northeastern University (2021-2022)

  • Northwestern University (2021 only)

  • Oakland University (2021 only)

  • Oberlin College (2021-2024)

  • Occidental College (2021 only)

  • Ohio University (2021+)

  • Olin College of Engineering (2021 only)

  • Pennsylvania State University (2021 only)

  • Pomona College (2021 only)

  • Portland State University (All Applicants)

  • Princeton University (2021 only)

  • Regis University (2021+)

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2021 only)

  • Rhodes College (2021-2024)

  • Rice University (2021 only)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (2021+)

  • Rutgers University (2021 only)

  • Saint John’s University (2021+)

  • Santa Clara University (2021-2022 only)

  • San Diego State University (2021 only)

  • San Francisco State University (2021 only)

  • San Jose State University (2021 only)

  • Scripps College (All Applicants)

  • Simmons University (2021 only)

  • Sonoma State University (Test Blind 2021)

  • Stanford University (2021 only)

  • Seattle University (2021+)

  • St. Edwards University (2021+)