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ACT and SAT requirements waived for Iowa’s big three universities in 2021 admissions

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) -- Incoming high school seniors will not be required to submit ACT or SAT scores to be admitted to Iowa's big three universities in 2021.

The Iowa Board of Regents announced Thursday that they have waived the requirements for the University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, and Iowa State University.

Board President Michael J. Richards says this only applies to applications during the upcoming admissions cycle.

"In this unprecedented time, we want to ensure that all students have the best opportunity to pursue higher education," Richards said. "We know that many students have had difficulty taking a standardized test due to cancellations. This action will eliminate a potential barrier."

The Board of Regents is offering ACT tests in August on all three of the university campuses as well as a few other locations. These tests are only being offered for Iowans graduating high school in either 2020 or 2021. More information on the tests can be found here.

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