3 years ago
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In my country sat has totally being cancelled and i don’t know what should I do next after this and when colleges take admissions

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@saidsalah3 years ago

SAT is also cancelled in my country, I think this should be a great reasoning to go test optional along with COVID-19.

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3 years ago

If you are in the class of 2022 a lot of colleges are becoming test optional for this reason. You should continue to check your colleges webpages to see if this changes.

3 years ago

So for when colleges take admission the deadline is typically Jan 1 2022. However you can submit test scores late the majority of the time. As for how to explore read blogs on what you need to do to apply to college. Collegevine has a downloadable pdf that helps.

As for cancelled SAT I think that just over 90% of schools are test optional meaning no ACT or SAT is required. If you can take it it would be beneficial but in no way will you be penalized for not taking it.

3 years ago

Short answer: You will be fine without SATs.

Long answer: As far as I can tell, every program in the US has gone test-optional because of the pandemic, and this includes Fall 2022 admissions (so far). Many programs have used the pandemic as a reason to accelerate their change to being totally and forever test-optional, because of the inherent discrimination of the tests themselves. For instance, the UC (University of California) has committed to going totally test-blind in the future, which they had only been discussing prior to the pandemic.

This means, of course, that there will be added emphasis on everything else, because schools cannot continue to use the crutch of standardized testing to weed students out.

Remember, too, that test-blind and test-optional are not the same. Test-blind means test scores will not play a role at all in the process; test-optional means that if you submit scores, they will be noted in the review process.

Per our own CollegeVine:

"Test-optional schools allow applicants to choose whether or not to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their application. That said, these colleges will still consider a test score, if submitted. In fact, if it comes down to two students with similar profiles, but one has a strong test score and the other doesn’t, the student with the test score will likely be chosen over the one without.

Test-blind schools offer a contrast to test-optional ones as they are not interested at all in students’ standardized test scores at all. If you submit your score, it won’t be considered, even if you scored 1600 on the SAT or 36 on the ACT. There are very few colleges with test-blind policies. The most notable test-blind school is Caltech, which has adopted this policy for Fall 2020 and 2021 applicants."

Hope this helped!

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