Some colleges have decided to drop the SAT/ACT requirement going forward. This website includes a sortable list of all the test optional colleges in the U.S. This list is updated frequently.
Please check the college's website that you are planning on applying to, to see if they are requiring one of these test for admission or for any of their scholarships. Deciding to take one of these tests is now truly the student's decision!
If you decide to test, here are some test prep websites
Free SAT Prep: https://www.testgeek.com/free-sat-prep.html
Free ACT Prep: https://www.testgeek.com/free-act-prep.html
Terms to know:
Test Optional: Students may choose to submit test scores to strengthen an application. Submission of a test score does not disadvantage or advantage students in the admission review process if a student chooses not to submit. In place of a test score, students who choose to apply as test optional will be required to submit additional and alternative measures of college readiness.
Test Blind: Test scores are not looked at or considered at any point in the admissions review process, even if a student chooses to submit a test score. No additional, alternative measure of college readiness is required in place of a test score.
Test Not Required: Test scores are not considered in the admissions review process, even if a student chooses to submit a test score. However, test scores are considered for placement, entry into an Honors program, and/or scholarship awards.