Fall 2022 ACT/SAT Test Update


UT Austin Continues Temporary Suspension of ACT and SAT Test Scores for Fall 2022 Admission Cycle

Februrary 24, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and limited student access to testing opportunities, high school students who apply to The University of Texas at Austin for fall 2022 undergraduate admission will not be required to submit an ACT or SAT test score as part of their application.

The continuation of the temporary suspension will ensure that testing limitations related to COVID-19 do not affect a student’s ability to apply, or be considered for admission, to UT Austin. Students may submit standardized scores from their SAT and/or ACT tests for consideration within the holistic evaluation, but they will not be required to do so for fall 2022 admission. Students should note that submission or exclusion of test scores will not advantage or disadvantage an applicant.

The UT Austin admission holistic review is a student-centered, comprehensive process and no single factor is a deciding factor. UT Austin will continue to evaluate all submitted information within the holistic and contextual review process that considers the student’s academic preparation and individual circumstances shaping each applicant's educational journey. ACT or SAT test scores, when provided, will continue to serve as just one of the many factors considered in our review of a student’s application.

For additional information about applying to The University of Texas at Austin, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

Students may contact the Office of Admissions with any questions, and a UT Austin admission counselor will assist you.