All Ivy League Colleges Are Test Optional for Fall 2022

Since every Ivy League college—Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Brown, Columbia, Barnard*, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell—extended their test-optional policies to include Fall 2022 admissions, current high school Class of 2022 juniors will not be obligated to submit SAT or ACT scores with their application. 

Given the sudden change to test-optional policies, applicants inevitably ask whether they should submit SAT/ACT scores or not. The question is complex to answer as the motivations vary for wanting to submit SAT or ACT scores. 

First, assess why a student may want to submit an SAT/ACT score, which may include one or many of the aforementioned rationale.  Then, contemplate the costs of both preparing for and taking the SAT/ACT as well as the likelihood of scoring well enough to strengthen one’s overall application for admission in order to define an analytical framework for making an effective decision on whether to take the SAT/ACT this spring or not.  

* Note: Students applying to Barnard for Fall 2023 admissions (current high school sophomores) will also not need to submit SAT or ACT scores. 

For more information about how Jill Yoshikawa, EdM can help students and parents navigate the complex college admissions process, even more complicated as admissions processes are changing for Fall 2022, contact her at Creative Marbles Consultancy.

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About Jill Yoshikawa, Ed M, Partner of Creative Marbles Consultancy

Jill Yoshikawa, EdM, Harvard ’99, a seasoned, 25 year educator and consultant, is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. She combines educational theory with experience to advise families, schools and educators. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly to help her clients succeed.
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