Current as of September 29, 2021
Support Test-Optional Admissions
You can help encourage even more colleges and universities to treat applicants as “More Than a Score.” Your financial support will allow FairTest to promote test-optional policies at more conferences of admissions policy-makers, reach out to additional higher education leaders and distribute copies of this list to counselors and student advocacy groups. Thank you!
NOTE: This list includes bachelor degree granting institutions that do not require recent U.S. high school graduates applying to start classes in fall 2022 to submit ACT/SAT results. As the end notes indicate, some schools only exempt students who meet minimum grade or class rank criteria; others use test scores solely for placement purposes. Please check with the school’s admissions office for details
International applicants should refer to this list compiled by Sarah Loring de Garcia.
The list is organized alphabetically by school – to sort by state, click here. For a print-formatted PDF file click here. Several supplemental files are also available:
- Chronology of schools adopting test-optional policies since 2005
- 85+ campuses with ACT/SAT Test-Blind, Test-Free or Score-Free Admissions Policies for fall 2022 and beyond
- Comparison of number of high school graduates who had taken the ACT and SAT annually over the past 30 years
Note: Schools with website “Hot Links” have paid a modest fee for this service. Linking does not imply endorsement. If your institution would like to participate in this “Hot Link” program, please contact FairTest at (617) 477-9792 or by clicking CONTACT US at the top of this page.