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Brown University drops writing portion of SAT or ACT for applicants

R.I. — Brown University has become the latest institution to drop the SAT essay or ACT writing requirement for future applicants to the university. Princeton and Stanford universities abolished the re... read more

Penn, Swarthmore to drop essay portion of SAT and ACT

The College Board, owner of the SAT, announced more than a year ago that the essay portion would become optional when the redesigned SAT is introduced in early 2016. The essay portion already had been ... read more

Yale joins list of big-name universities to drop SAT/ACT essay requirement

The number of colleges that require applicants to complete the timed-essay portion of college admission tests is dwindling. In recent years many states, counties and cities have funded SAT ... Univers... read more

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Pencils down: Major colleges drop essay test requirement

Brown University ... And they note scores applicants receive on the ACT or SAT in multiple-choice assessments of reading comprehension, grammar, rhetoric and other language skills. The College Board a... read more


Washington Post: Colleges are abandoning standardized essay tests. Bad idea?

Recently, Princeton University, Stanford University, Brown University and ... s writing ability. The SAT and ACT essay tests have not become obsolete yet: Many students will continue to take them to m... read more

'Testing is not the be-all and the end-all': University of Chicago eliminates SAT/ACT requirement

The University of Chicago will no longer require ACT or SAT scores from U.S. students, sending a jolt through elite institutions of higher education as it becomes ... have optional essay sections. Stu... read more

Some US universities make SAT optional for foreign students

Dubai: A move by some US universities to drop ... to become universal, an education consultancy in Dubai has said. SAT (formerly called Scholastic Assessment Test) and ACT (originally known as America... read more

SAT Scores Continue Troubling Downward Slide, but No One Knows Exactly Why

The College Board, which administers the SAT college entrance exam, has been in the news a lot lately, as more and more higher-education institutions, most recently George Washington University ... AC... read more

Colby ’20: It’s time for Brown to go test-optional

Brown’s early decision ... students — and go test-optional. The University has already taken some steps to remedy this. For the Class of 2021, applicants did not need to submit the essay portion of th... read more

Want to skip the ACT or SAT? Two more Minnesota universities to offer 'test-optional' admissions

Starting next year, high school students will no longer have to worry about taking the ACT or SAT tests to get into two liberal arts colleges in the Twin Cities. Augsburg University ... write an essay ... read more

Penn, Swarthmore to do away with essay portion of SAT and ACT

The College Board, owner of the SAT, announced more than a year ago that the essay portion would become optional when the redesigned SAT is rolled out in early 2016. The essay portion already had been ... read more

Minority applicants flock to Temple after it dropped test requirement

He's exactly the kind of student that Temple University had in mind a year ago when it became the first public research university in the Northeast to allow students to apply without an SAT or ACT sco... read more



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