MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of Minnesota says it will waive ACT and SAT test scores for students applying next fall.

Undergraduates applying for the fall 2021 semester will not have to submit ACT or SAT test scores. The university says this is in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students who choose not to submit test scores will not be at a disadvantage for admission, the university says.