Elite Colleges Waiving Testing Requirements Due to Pandemic

As we have been reporting, more and more elite universities are waiving their testing requirements for admission this coming year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. A week ago, Cornell University became the first Ivy League school to go test-optional for the Class of 2025. Williams College and Amherst College … 

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SAT and ACT Requirement at Elite Universities

More and more colleges are dropping the SAT and ACT requirement in admissions, right? The answer is a qualitative yes. More and more colleges are dropping the SAT and ACT as an admissions requirement, but this trend does not hold true at America’s highly selective colleges where the SAT or … 

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The SAT or ACT Requirement

Recently, we wrote about a misleading headline in The Washington Post: “A record number of colleges drop SAT/ACT admissions requirement amid growing disenchantment with standardized tests.” We argued the title of the piece, penned by Valerie Strauss, was misleading because our nation’s highly selective colleges haven’t exactly followed the trailblazing … 

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