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College admissions requirements changing due to COVID-19 pandemic

Some schools make SAT, ACT optional

DETROIT – The coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on the college admissions process.

For high school students, the SAT and ACT tests can consume most of their attention -- until now. Requirements are changing due to the pandemic.

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Many colleges across the country, including in Michigan, are making those tests purely optional.

Eva Otremba, a high school senior, submitted her college essays and grades. But this year, standardized tests like the SAT weren’t a factor.

Some parents were leery of the changes, since most are used to applying for college with a submitted standardized test score.

The new application process is also designed to help reduce anxiety for teens headed to college during an already very stressful time.

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Otremba was accepted to the University of Michigan, it was her first choice for school.

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