Most colleges, universities make SAT and ACT tests ‘optional’
The SAT and ACT tests will be optional for students planning to go to college in 2021. In fact, most colleges are not requiring students to take the exams to be considered for admission.
Virginia Tech is one of the universities utilizing a “test pilot program” for this application cycle. The main reason for the change is because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Virginia Tech’s director of admissions, Juan Espinoza, says thousands of students are running to problems finding dates and sites to take the exams since many of them are being postponed or canceled due to the pandemic.