Ohio State Not Requiring Standardized Test Scores for 2021 Applicants


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Ohio State University announced that applicants who want to attend beginning in 2021 will not need to submit a standardized test score, from tests like the ACT or SAT.

University officials say the move is a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which shut down in-person classroom instruction in March, and prompted the rest of the academic year to be completed virtually.

The move applies to those applying to attend the main campus in Columbus. The University's five branch campuses already do not require a standardized test score for admission.

Students who attended home-schools and non-chartered schools with non-traditional evaluations will still be required to submit a standardized test score when applying.