The State University of New York this week moved to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT testing requirements for the 2021-22 cycles, as the coronavirus pandemic has upended the traditional school schedule for students.

At the same time, the Board of Regents also moved to expand the public college and university system application fee waiver to include active military, their spouses, and their dependents. 

SUNY campuses will not require SAT and ACT standardized testing for rising high school seniors enrolling in bachelor degree-granting campuses. The move will apply only to the spring 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022 cycles only. SUNY campuses will still consider scores for students who have taken the examinations as part of their review. 

SUNY students left campus in March as the coronavirus pandemic began to spread in New York; schools across the state ended classroom instruction soon after in order to prevent the spread of the virus.