First Ivy League school drops SAT/ACT requirement because of pandemic

First Ivy League school drops SAT/ACT requirement because of pandemic
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Cornell University is the first Ivy League institution set to drop standardized testing requirements for the next class of freshmen.

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, the university will temporarily exempt new applicants from submitting SAT and ACT scores as part of the admissions process because of the coronavirus pandemic.

On the Cornell admissions website, the university acknowledged that the coronavirus has led to testing cancelations which have made it difficult for prospective students to take the tests as traditionally required.

“The SARS-COV-2 pandemic emergency has led to many SAT and ACT administration cancelations,” the statement read. “Due to this extraordinary circumstance, students seeking to enroll at Cornell University beginning in August 2021 can submit their applications without including the results from ACT or SAT exams.”

The university also noted that the change in policy is only temporary.

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