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Standardized test scores remain optional for LSU applicants

By: - September 13, 2021 3:50 pm

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High school students applying to LSU this year will not have to submit an SAT or ACT score because of the recent fourth surge of COVID-19 due to the Delta variant.

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LSU applicants last year had the same exemption because COVID-19 prevented students from taking standardized tests in facilities big enough to maintain adequate protection from the virus. 

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On Friday, the LSU Board’s Academic & Research Committee unanimously approved an extension to that exemption, since “it is currently not known how test administrators will cope with the Delta strain of COVID and make provisions for the administration of exams,” the resolution’s summary said.

The exemption only applies to applicants of LSU’s undergraduate programs, Ernie Ballard, a spokesperson for LSU said.

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JC Canicosa
JC Canicosa

JC Canicosa is an award-winning journalist at The Louisiana Illuminator. Canicosa has previous experience at Investigate-TV and The Loyola Maroon and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University New Orleans. At Loyola, he was the senior staff writer at The Maroon and the president of the school's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Off the clock, Canicosa enjoys playing basketball, watching movies and dabbling in comedy writing.

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