Caltech Leads Charge Against SAT and ACT

Many highly selective college went test-optional this year, including all eight of the Ivy League institutions. With the pandemic forcing the closure of test centers around the world and with last-minute testing cancelations the new normal, these schools essentially had no choice but to not require SAT or ACT testing … 

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Caltech Goes Test-Blind for Two Years

As our loyal readers know, we believe that test-optional policies aren’t worth the paper they are written on. So long as a university offers applicants an opportunity to present testing, these schools will consider the scores and students with great scores will always have an advantage over students who don’t … 

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Caltech Eliminates SAT Subject Test Requirement

The California Institute of Technology will no longer require applicants to submit SAT Subject Test scores in the admissions process. The change was announced this week by Caltech’s Undergraduate Admissions Office. Previously, Caltech required applicants to submit a Math 2 SAT Subject Test score in addition to a score on … 

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Caltech and Powerball Jackpot

Did you recently purchase a Powerball ticket? Leave it to a professor at the California Institute of Technology (home of Sheldon from “The Big Bang Theory”) to tell you that you’re absolutely nuts. And why? Because the math just doesn’t add up. And what are the odds? One in three … 

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The Grand Prize of Caltech Admissions

Admissions officers at the California Institute of Technology celebrated last year when they landed a major recruit. This student was not the 7’0, 260 lb. inside post presence that could help transform their basketball team from the most notorious loser — they had not won a single conference game in … 

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