Due to the pandemic, many colleges and universities have decided not to use the SAT or ACT tests for a couple of years when accepting students.
Kitty McCarthy with SUNY ESF said they chose to become test-optional because it could have been a barrier for students applying to college during COVID-19.
Oswego, Cortland, Morrisville, and Colgate University have all switched to test-optional until Spring of 2023.
Cornell and Syracuse Universities will be test-optional until Fall of 2022.
There are various colleges across the state that have always been test-optional, or just didn’t accept test scores at all.
This could open opportunities for students to apply to schools without test scores they otherwise would not have normally qualified for.
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