Updated testing policy for Fall 2022 applicants
For the upcoming 2021–22 admission cycle, Stanford will not require ACT or SAT scores for first year or transfer applicants. We recognize the ongoing challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, including limited access to admission testing worldwide, and are extending this year's test optional policy to a second year.
Stanford is committed to a holistic review of all candidates. We consider the vast array of information provided in and with each student’s application, whether that information includes test scores or not. Students may continue to self-report test scores in their application if they would like. Applications without test scores will not be at a disadvantage. We urge students not to jeopardize their health or well-being to take future sittings of non-required tests.
The NCAA Eligibility Center has announced a standardized testing policy for students who intend to play NCAA Division I or II sports starting in the 2022–23 academic year. “Students who initially enroll full time during the 2021–22 or 2022–23 academic years and intend to play NCAA Division I or II athletics will not be required to take a standardized test to meet NCAA initial-eligibility requirements.”
Cardinal in Tokyo
Stanford will once again be well represented on the world’s biggest stage, with a school-record 55 athletes scheduled to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.