Planning to take the SAT? Before you sign up, you need to decide whether you're going to take the test with or without the optional Essay. How should you pick? In this article, I'll provide you with a complete list of colleges that require or recommend taking the SAT with the Essay. While most colleges had already moved to making SAT Essay scores optional, this move by the College Board will likely lead to most schools making college application changes like not looking at essay scores at all for the SAT and ACT or potentially requiring additional writing samples for placement. Learn more about what the end of the SAT Essay means for your college apps and what to do if you're signed up for the Essay test and no longer want to take it with this article.
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College Board Will No Longer Offer SAT Subject Tests or SAT with Essay – College Board Blog
The SAT underwent some major revisions in , and one of the biggest changes is that its previously required essay is now optional. This can be confusing for some students and parents. Should you take the essay? Will colleges require the essay or not? Will taking the essay make your application stronger? Read on for answers to all these questions.
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CNN The SAT's optional essay and subject tests have been nixed by the College Board, the latest step away from standardized testing in the midst of the Covid pandemic. College Board is discontinuing its subject tests and its optional essay, citing changing needs of students. We're making some changes to reduce demands on students," the organization said in a statement. The subject tests will still be offered for international students, but only for two more sessions -- in May and June of Students already registered for subject tests will be automatically refunded, the organization said.
Elissa Nadworny. Eda Uzunlar. The College Board announced on Tuesday that it will discontinue the optional essay component of the SAT and that it will no longer offer subject tests in U. The organization, which administers the college entrance exam in addition to several other tests, including Advanced Placement exams, will instead focus efforts on a new digital version of the SAT. In the announcement, the organization cited the coronavirus pandemic for these changes: "The pandemic accelerated a process already underway at the College Board to reduce and simplify demands on students.