M.I.T. Will Again Require SAT and ACT Scores

The university said it was reinstating the admissions requirement, which it had waived in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic, for the 2022-23 application cycle.

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Ross Douthat’s Change of Heart About Health Care

Readers discuss a column about how a bout of sickness has changed some of his beliefs. Also: Changes in the SAT; Covid ethics; 8 planets and Pluto.

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The SAT Will Go Completely Digital by 2024

The SAT will go completely digital by 2024 amid questions about whether college admissions tests are fair, or even necessary.

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Harvard Won’t Require SAT or ACT Scores for Admission for Several Years

The university joins many others that have eliminated the ACT and SAT requirements, adding fuel to the movement to get rid of standardized test scores.

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Harvard Extends Test-Optional Admissions Policy for Four Years

The university joins many others that have eliminated the ACT and SAT requirements, adding fuel to the movement to get rid of standardized test scores.

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Why the SAT May be the Best Option

As long as schools brag about their low admission rates, campus diversity initiatives will always be about tweaking around the edges.

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The Persistent Grip of Social Class on College Admissions

The SAT is falling out of favor, but factors like the essay have their own issues.

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University of California Will No Longer Consider SAT and ACT Scores

The university system has reached a settlement with students to scrap even optional testing from admissions and scholarship decisions.

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Interest Surges in Top Colleges, While Struggling Ones Scrape for Applicants

Waiving standardized test requirements during the pandemic brought more hopefuls to the Ivy League and large state schools, while less-selective colleges face an alarming drop.

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Retooling During Pandemic, the SAT Will Drop Essay and Subject Tests

By dropping or suspending the requirement that applicants submit standardized test scores, colleges have cut into the College Board’s business model.

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The Exquisite Angst of Applying to College in a Deeply Anxious Year

The pandemic has changed everything about the stressful admissions process, adding even more strain on students.

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How Parents Can Support Teenagers in the Pandemic College Process

With college admissions significantly altered this year, pay attention to what your child wants and needs.

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What’s It Like to Take the SAT in a Pandemic? To Find Out, I Took the Exam Myself

Did I a) ace it; b) better understand students’ experiences; c) question my own rational judgment for going through this again? Hint: It’s not all of the above.

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A New Test for SAT Takers: Covid-19

The coronavirus presents a daunting new test for SAT takers, including our reporter, whose Princeton Review guides haven’t been cracked in years.

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How to Predict Merit Aid in a Strange College Application Season

Students may have no test scores, altered grades and compromised extracurricular activities. So how will colleges dole out the discounts?

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Healing the Whole Family

My parents wanted a better life for me, but they didn’t know that the scars of their own childhood traumas could still cause pain.

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A Separate and Unequal System of College Admissions

“Who Gets In and Why” and “Unacceptable” detail how admissions is rigged in favor of the privileged and how it was gamed even further.

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The Coronavirus May Change College Admissions Forever

A pandemic returns the focus to what matters: education.

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Lori Loughlin to Be Sentenced in Admissions Case

The admissions scandal has forced change to admissions rules, yet some observers say the shifts weren’t as sweeping as they might have been.

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How to Normalize the College Search Process for Juniors

The class of 2021 is missing spring grades, ACT and SAT scores and the chance to take campus tours. Here’s expert advice on what to do.

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College Board Scraps Plans for SAT at Home

The organization that oversees the standardized test used for college admissions said the technology requirements for taking it remotely would be too great for some students.

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Will the Coronavirus Kill College Admissions Tests?

The SAT and ACT could be on their way out. Is that a good thing?

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Why Is the SAT Falling Out of Favor?

The University of California will no longer use SAT and ACT scores in admissions decisions. Critics say the tests put less wealthy students at a disadvantage.

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University of California Considers Phasing Out Standardized Tests

Regents are voting on a proposal to make the SAT and ACT optional for in-state applicants until 2024, and then eliminate them, a decision that would have major implications for college admissions.

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Go Ahead, California, Get Rid of the SAT

When it comes to college admissions, standardized tests penalize ambitious low-income students.

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A Pandemic Isn’t a Reason to Abolish the SAT

For now, the SAT and ACT are more democratic than many of the other metrics used to evaluate college applicants.

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SAT and ACT Will Offer At-Home Tests if Coronavirus Closings Continue

The coronavirus is forcing the SAT and ACT to develop digital versions of the standardized tests in case schools remain closed. Critics fear that could deepen inequities.

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Some Colleges Are Waiving SAT and ACT Requirements

With high school disrupted, a growing number of schools are waiving standardized testing requirements for 2021 applicants.

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After Coronavirus, Colleges Worry: Will Students Come Back?

The pandemic has already cost universities millions of dollars. As they consider the possibility of remote classes into the fall, they’re worried about losing students, too.

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