China News Service, June 18, according to the US "World Daily" report, the US university application in 2021 has begun to enter the preparation period. Under the impact of the epidemic, the US Ivy League institution (Ivy League institution) has announced that it does not require In 2021, the applicant (2025) submitted standardized test scores such as SAT, ACT, and AP. As of June 15, local time, only Princeton University (Princeton) adheres to the traditional admissions policy, and applicants must submit SAT/ACT scores.
Within the Ivy League, Cornell University (Cornell) was the first to announce the exemption of SAT and ACT test scores for applicants in 2021. The school’s admissions website posted a statement on April 22 that the current “special circumstances” adopted a standardized test selective policy and did not require applicants to explain the reasons for not submitting standard tests, although the school hopes to cooperate with applicants during the review period to understand The situation of each applicant.
During the period from May to early June, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Brown University and Penn University also followed up and canceled the standardized test requirements for applicants in 2021. . On June 12, Yale University also announced the policy of the selective standard exam for 2025 applicants. Because of the damage caused by the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, "Applicants who cannot complete the exam or choose not to report their exam results are There will be no disadvantages in the process."
On June 15, Harvard became the seventh Ivy League school to adopt the selective examination policy. Harvard stated in a statement: "During the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic, it is an insurmountable challenge to arrange exams for all students, especially those with poor economic background. We believe this temporary change can solve this challenge."
However, Princeton University still adheres to the traditional admissions system. The director of the admissions department, Karen Richardson, confirmed in a letter to prospective students on April 9 that applicants must submit SAT or ACT scores, but also emphasized the application Non-quantitative elements of the program, and the importance of "overall review" of the admission process. Regarding the SAT II subject test, she said "recommended but not required", especially this year, "applicants who did not submit the subject test will not be disadvantaged in the review process."