Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents approved a resolution to temporarily suspend the requirement of ACT and SAT test scores for first-year students applying to all UW System campuses aside from UW-Madison.

The suspension will be in effect for 2020-21 and 2021-22.

That means students applying to the University of Wisconsin-Superior for those school years will not be required to include ACT or SAT scores.

Due to the pandemic, ACT and SAT tests have been canceled.

UWS Executive Director of Admissions Jeremy Nere said in a news release that many of the canceled tests were requirements students needed for admission.

“The move to eliminate this barrier will positively impact the students we serve by removing a requirement that may have caused undue stress and anxiety at an already challenging time," Nere said.

In addition, UWS has cut its application fee in half to $25.

As UWS finds that more students are interested in staying closer to home, the university plans to launch a shortened and mobile-friendly online application in August to make that transition easier.