SUNY schools waive ACT, SAT requirements for 2021-22 year

SUNY schools will temporarily make submitting ACT and SAT scores optional for prospective students applying for admission. (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Lamark{ } / RIT)

(WHAM) - Count the SAT and ACT requirements as one of the casualties of the coronavirus pandemic.

In an announcement Monday, the SUNY Board of Trustees said they will temporarily suspend the requirements at colleges and universities for prospective students who are applying.

Any high school seniors who are applying to enroll at a SUNY campus for the 2021-2022 academic year with the intent of earning a bachelor's degree do not need to take the standardized test.

Prospective students who would like to include their scores or take the test with the intention of including their scores as part of their application are welcome to submit them.

This temporarily waiver only applies for the spring 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022 semesters.

A number of other private colleges and universities in the Rochester area have made the standardized test permanently optional for applicants, including RIT, the University of Rochester, and Nazareth College.