Updated: Jun 12, 2019
One of the chores that people often associate with applying to colleges is standardized testing. It's true, most people who attend college directly from high school will either need to take the SAT or the ACT (the two kings of the standardized college admission testing world). But not everyone . . .
Many colleges and universities are de-emphasizing the importance of standardized testing in their admissions process.
In fact, hundreds of schools - even some of the most prestigious, most famous, and most selective colleges in the U.S. - no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT results. That is good news!
The National Center for Fair and Open Testing (Fairtest) regularly updates a list of test optional and "test flexible" colleges and universities. See the full list at: https://www.fairtest.org/university/optional.
So, as you think about college, if standardized testing is a particular challenge for you, consider some of these test optional schools.