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The University of Texas at Austin joined a number of Texas universities that are making standardized tests optional for their application process through 2021.


"This change will allow the university to better serve potential students by ensuring that testing limitations related to COVID-19 do not affect a student's ability to apply," according to a statement from the university.

Baylor University, Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University were among other schools that announced in April and May that their 2021 application cycle would be test-optional.

Students may still include scores on their applications, but it is not required.

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