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Are SAT scores still a requirement for college admissions in 2023?

Hey everyone, I'm a bit confused about the current SAT requirements for college admissions. I've been hearing different things about schools being test-optional or test-blind. Does anyone know if most colleges will require SAT scores for the class of 2024, or should I focus on other parts of my application? Any advice on schools that still consider SAT scores heavily would be super helpful!

7 months ago

Hi there! I'm glad you brought this up—it's a common question I get from students. For the class of 2024, many colleges have adopted test-optional policies, meaning you're not required to submit SAT scores as part of your application. However, there are still some schools that do require them, so it's essential to check the admissions requirements of each college you are considering. If you have a strong SAT score, it can be a beneficial addition to your application, even for test-optional schools. Some schools may still place an emphasis on SAT scores, but these tend to be more selective institutions.

It's always a good idea to focus on maintaining strong GPA, writing a compelling personal statement, securing impactful letters of recommendation, and building a robust profile of extracurriculars. These elements of your application will remain crucial, regardless of test policies. Best of luck with your applications!

7 months ago

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