PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact prospective college students and their secondary school experiences across the globe, Brown University has extended its temporary test-optional undergraduate admission policy for a second time. The submission of SAT or ACT scores will be optional for applicants who apply for admission during the 2022-23 year.
The University has already welcomed one class of incoming students — the Class of 2025, who arrived in Fall 2021 — under a test-optional policy that took effect in June 2020 after the onset of the pandemic. It was extended in Spring 2021, and Dean of Admission Logan Powell said this second extension will assist prospective students who are contending with the implications of COVID-19 during their final years of high school.
“We recognize that the last two years have caused great disruption and difficulty for communities across the globe,” Powell said. “Our goal is to support prospective Brown students and their families during the application process as they simultaneously navigate the continued challenges of this global health crisis, and we hope that extending this policy plays a small part in assisting our next class of applicants.”