2 years ago
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Will SAT's be happening and will it be a compulsory requirement for admissions for the students of fall 2021?

I am currently a high school student based in Dubai and I'm interested in pursuing a futue in Data Science/Business Analytics.


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2 answers

2 years ago

Hi @abhi_2004,

The SAT for March and May 2020 were cancelled. The next SAT is scheduled for June 2020, but the CollegeBoard will decide whether they will keep or cancel that as soon as possible, based on the evolving public health situation. You can follow along here: https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates

That being said, there are colleges that have decided not to require tests scores. Some of these schools didn't require test scores before the coronavirus pandemic. Some of them changed their policies due to the coronavirus. You can find a full list here (scroll down on page): https://www.fairtest.org/university/optional

As the public health situation continues to evolve and everyone learns more about which SAT options will be available, you might see more schools remove the SAT requirement. If you are concerned about not being able to take the SAT, which is very valid, please remember that almost everyone is in a similar situation as you! At this point the best thing we can do is trust that colleges will be understanding of everyone's situation. Stay healthy and safe!

2 years ago

For us schools some schools notably the entire californa system and UOregon I would expect more to follow but as of now these are the only major public schools to cancel SATs


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