The Postmortem on SAT Subject Tests

The College Board asserted that they were eliminating SAT Subject Tests and the SAT essay to “streamline” the college admissions process and “simplify demands on students.” But Ivy Coach’s readers weren’t born yesterday and they don’t believe for a second that the folks at College Board eliminated these exams out … 

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College Board’s Nonsense

A core objective of this college admissions blog is to debunk misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process and proudly speak truth to power. Today, we shall speak truth to David Coleman, the chief executive of The College Board, the not-for-profit company that reported a billion dollars in revenue … 

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SAT Subject Tests Are No More

In major breaking college admissions news, The College Board announced today the elimination of SAT Subject Tests in all disciplines as well as the elimination of the optional writing portion of the SAT. The SAT Subject Tests, previously known as the SAT II exams, have been a staple offering of … 

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Colleges That Require SAT Subject Tests

Many highly selective colleges do not require applicants to submit SAT Subject Test scores. But don’t be fooled. With admission rates at many highly selective colleges at or below 10%, what a college requires and what a college actually wants to see can be two entirely different things. Think about … 

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SAT Subject Tests and College Board

  While perusing the College Board’s website, we came across a list of institutions that the College Board claims to use SAT Subject Tests. We have to say…the list is bogus. Any institution can “use” SAT Subject Tests…even community colleges. What are they not going to admit you because you … 

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Harvard and SAT Subject Exams

Harvard recently announced that it would reword its application requirements so as to make SAT Subject Tests optional. As stated in “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” “Harvard University will no longer require all applicants for undergraduate admission to submit scores from SAT subject tests, according to an email sent last week … 

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Harvard Subject Tests Optional

Harvard and SAT Subject Tests Harvard University has made reporting SAT Subject Test scores optional for students applying to the university. This takes effect for the Class of 2019 — so next admissions cycle. Harvard, of course, will still require that students report their SAT or ACT score, but applicants … 

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Inconsistencies in the New SAT Score-Reporting Policy

In November, when we wrote the blog, “College Board’s New Score Reporting Policy – Score Choice,” we made references to our June blog on the same topic where we spoke to a College Board (CB) representative and learned that some of the particulars of this new policy were not yet … 

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