Does Princeton require SAT for 2023?
Harvard, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Penn, Dartmouth, and Stanford have all recently announced that they will remain test optional through the high school class of 2023, with Cornell going a step further remaining test optional through the high school class of 2024, and Harvard through 2026! We expect most every other highly selective institutions to follow suit (with the exception of MIT which recently announced it will require tests).
Our assessment is that Test Optional is here to stay, and we are thrilled! At this point, we are recommending that the high school class of 2023 (current 11th graders/rising seniors) still consider taking the ACT or SAT, but whether or not they submit their scores should depend on test availability and personal performance. Our advice is that: 1. Students should not be engaged in herculean efforts to take a test (e.g., travel great distances to find a test or sacrifice your mental/physical health); 2. If your test score does not fall within the upper 50% range of your desired school OR it doesn’t reflect your academic school performance, you have the option not to submit; 3. You must enter the college admissions cycle with your eyes wide open. Remember, if you decide not to submit your test score, everything else will matter more in the admissions process. Rigor and grades will matter the most supported by a compelling story.
We are encouraged by the number of schools that already have announced a test optional policy through high school class of 2023 and beyond. Combined with the schools that have been traditionally (and permanently) test optional, there are more test optional choices than ever for the high school class of 2023 and we anticipate more to come.
Since the start of the pandemic, The College Curators have successfully advised 100s of students on navigating the test optional environment. We expertly guide our students to build a balanced college list supported by an authentic and verifiable application.
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List of SAT and ACT Test Optional Colleges for 2022-2023
Bryn Mawr College*
California Institute of Technology
Cal State System (Test Blind through Spring 2023 with 2.5)
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Claremont McKenna College
Colorado School of Mines
College of Charleston
College of William & Mary
Franklin and Marshall College*
George Washington University*
Hobart and William Smith Colleges*
Indiana University – Bloomington
Johns Hopkins University
Lewis and Clark College*
Loyola Marymount University
Michigan State University
Mount Holyoke College*
Oberlin College and Conservatory
Penn State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Santa Clara University
Sewanee – The University of the South
Soka University of America
Southern Methodist University
St. Louis University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stony Brook University
Texas A & M University-College Station
Tufts University (3-year pilot)
University of Alabama
University of California System (all campuses test blind)
University of Chicago*
University of Connecticut
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Southern California
University of Pennsylvania
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Texas at Austin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Washington University in St. Louis
*Colleges with Permanently Test Optional Policy
**Go to fairtest.org for complete list
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Is Princeton test optional for 2023?
As a result, we will continue to operate in a test-optional environment for first-year applicants applying during the 2022-23 cycle for Princeton's Class of 2027. Students who opt to apply to Princeton without an ACT or SAT will not be at a disadvantage in our process.
Will SAT be required for class of 2023?
Dive Brief: More than 1,700 colleges and universities so far are not requiring students to submit SAT and ACT scores when they apply for admission for fall 2023, only a slightly lower number of institutions than the previous admissions cycle.
Does Yale require SAT for 2023?
In response to the ongoing disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale will extend its test-optional admissions policy for an additional year. All applicants for undergraduate admission for fall 2023 enrollment may apply with or without ACT or SAT scores.
Will Ivies be test optional 2023?
Highly selective universities including The Ivy League, Stanford, Northwestern, and Boston University, all have announced that they will remain test optional through the high school class of 2024.