The University community is invited to a campus forum on Monday, March 4, to learn about Universitywide diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) efforts. Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Mary Grace A. Almandrez will provide key updates about DEIA…
Syracuse University Will Waive SAT, ACT Scores for 2021-22 Admission Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Due to the continued impact that COVID-19 is having on college-bound students and their families, the University is extending its test optional policy and will not require SAT or ACT scores for the 2021-2022 application cycle.
“We recognize the extensive disruption that the pandemic continues to have on students going through the college admissions process,” says Maurice A. Harris, dean of Admissions. “Test date cancellations and limited capacity make it difficult for students to access SAT and ACT test opportunities. By continuing to make the submission of scores optional, we hope to alleviate some stress for applicants.”
Details surrounding the test optional policy remain the same as in the 2020-2021 application cycle, including the fact that students who are unable to submit standardized test results, or who choose not to, will not be disadvantaged, Harris says. “Standardized test scores have always been just one component of our holistic review process. Now, we will place greater emphasis on other application credentials, including academic performance, the rigor of coursework and extracurricular engagement.” Students who do not submit test scores will also remain eligible for merit scholarships.