UW-Madison Won’t Require SAT/ACT Scores For Freshmen

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will not require freshmen applicants to submit A-C-T or S-A-T scores due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An admissions policy waiver from the U-W System will allow the change in 2020.  The university will seek a long-term waiver from the Board of Regents in August.  The College Board urged flexibility because the pandemic prevented millions of students from testing this spring.  Applicants may choose to submit a score from a college-entrance exam.  Students will not be disadvantaged in the admission evaluation process if they choose to not have A-C-T or S-A-T scores considered during this time.