To eliminate a potential barrier due to pandemic-related test cancellations, the Iowa Board of Regents announced it has waived the requirement for prospective students to submit either an ACT or SAT score. The waiver applies to students applying to the University of Iowa, Iowa State University or the University of Northern Iowa for next year’s entering class. As part of his authority under the Regents state of emergency declared on March 18, board President Michael Richards has signed a waiver of regents policy and the Iowa Administrative Code, which requires a standardized test score from any applicant to one of the three state universities. The waiver is only in effect for applications during the upcoming admissions cycle. Students are encouraged to take the ACT or SAT if they are able, officials said. This month, the Board of Regents is offering on-campus ACT tests for Iowans graduating high school in either 2020 or 2021. For more information, specific dates for each location and to register, click here.