Many Colleges Waive SAT


The SAT is an assessment designed to evaluate a student’s reasoning power in reading, writing, and mathematics.  

In the past, many colleges have used it as one of many factors in determining whether or not they should admit a student into their universities.  

Back in March, however, when schools and public places were being shut down, students weren’t able to take the SAT until late August, and even then about half of the testing centers shut down before they were able to take it.

Luckily for a lot of students, many schools have gone test-optional, meaning students can decide for themselves whether they want to submit an SAT/ACT score, with no penalty to their applications.  

Depending on the university, some colleges might bring back the SAT/ACT requirement after the 2020-2021 application cycle, while some are waiving it until the 2021-2022 cycle, and others are getting rid of it indefinitely.

University websites should have specific details about their plans for the upcoming school years.

The University of Oregon, Portland State University, Oregon State University, Reed College, University of Portland, and Warner Pacific University are just a few Oregon universities that have gone test-optional for the 2020-2021 application cycle.

For now, the School Day SAT/PSAT here at CHS that would usually happen around mid-October has been pushed back to sometime in the spring, provided the Covid restrictions are removed.

For students wishing to register to take an SAT independent of the high school, this link will give you more information about the SAT and how to register:

This link will give you information on which test centers are closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic: