Online Testing Options in times of COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, test centers worldwide were forced to close. Even though some centers were able to reopen and to offer testing under strict conditions, the possibility remains that they will be forced to close again if there is another big outbreak of the virus. In order to make sure that affected students are still able to meet upcoming university application deadlines, IELTS, GMAT, GRE and TOEFL have launched online versions of their tests, which can be taken from home. Furthermore, ETS have scheduled a series of webinars to share more details about this new testing format of the GRE and TOEFL. You can see the available webinars and register here. SAT and ACT are also considering at home versions, however no immediate plans or timeline have been announced yet. We will keep you posted about any new developments here.

Furthermore, many universities in the US are currently joining the test-optional movement, which means that applicants are not obligated to take any tests for their application. This varies from university to university and it is important to check the respective university's website or contact the admissions office for more information.