William B. Travis Early College High School

SAT & ACT Notice

Dear Travis High Community, 


In previous years, Travis has offered the SAT & ACT weekend testing to serve AISD students, families, and the greater Austin community. 


Due to school re-opening procedures and timelines Travis High School has decided the following regarding college entrance exams (SAT/ACT): 

  1. Cancelled ACT examinations for the Fall 2020 semester.

  2. Cancelled the SAT Examinations for August 2020, September 2020, and October 2020.

  3. Future SAT Examinations opportunities will be dependent on AISD reopening plans.

  4. Spring 2021 testing opportunities will also be dependent on AISD reopening plans. 

We are committed to providing a safe learning environment for our students, staff, and community members. Student and staff health were the major determining factors for these cancellations.

Impact on the college application process:

Colleges are reviewing testing requirements and updating admission policies daily. We encourage students and families to self-advocate by contacting prospective schools and monitoring college websites for changes. 

College and career counselors are committed to helping with this process. Austin High School’s school profile, which is sent to every college you apply to, will reflect this change as well. 


College Admissions Test Optional Resources

  • HERE Colleges that have recently changed their test policy due to COVID-19

  • HERE Searchable list of Test Optional Colleges & policies

  • HERE National Association of College Admission Counselors statement on Testing

If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to us.  We are here to help.  We are advocating for you, and fighting for what is in the best interest of all students, staff, families, and our community at Travis High School. 


Rebels True,


Christina Steele Hantgin, Principal

Alex Duran, College and Career Counselor 

Pamela Medel, SAT Test Center SupervisorAnn Margaret Hudson, ACT Test Center Supervisor