On June 12, Yale University officials joined almost 200 universities which have suspended the requirement of SAT and ACT scores for Fall 2021 first year applicants. Like many other universities, Yale’s amended testing policy only applies for the 2020-21 admissions cycle. Yale officials reasoned:
This one-year policy change reflects the extraordinary circumstances that students, families, and educators are currently facing.
In a series of future posts, we’ll discuss the subsequent effects of the test-optional admissions policies not only for Fall 2021 applicants, but also discuss the implications of test-optional admissions for the college admissions process.