College Admission Testing


Due to COVID-19, many colleges have adopted a test-optional policy for the Senior Class of 2021. In lieu of testing, some colleges are asking for a supplemental document (graded writing assignment, in depth resume, AP/IB scores, etc.) to be submitted. Please check with each individual college for more information and to see their specific policy. This website also compiles this information and is updated on a regular basis.

Test Optional Means Test Optional



The College Board – PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP exams


List of Test Optional Schools *updated regularly

SAT Essay – which colleges want it


A Parent’s Guide: Getting your Teen Ready for the SAT

A Parent’s Guide: Getting your Teen Ready for the SAT, Spanish version

Testing dates:

SAT test dates

SAT Subject test dates

ACT test dates


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