Contact Form

Have queries for this product, fill out this form, and we will get back to you within 24 hours





Get Our Tips Straight To Your Inbox


Princeton and Stanford Drop Writing Sample for SAT/ACT

Changes are at afoot at Princeton and Stanford.  Princeton on Thursday announced it would no longer require applicants to do the writing portions of the SAT or ACT.  Stanford University is making a similar change.

Note this trend is in line with announcements made by Harvard and Yale.  Only 23 institutions now require the writing portion of the SAT/ACT, according to Princeton Review.

Princeton is, however, adding a writing requirement — for all applicants. “Princeton will now require a graded writing sample, preferably in the subjects of English or history, to be submitted by all applicants to the university. University officials believe that assessing a student’s in-class work will provide helpful and meaningful insight into a student’s academic potential,” said the announcement.

Many counselors including Stoodnt believe that the writing portion is unnecessary given the low number of schools that require it and how little admission officers value it.

 

Author: Yuri Punj

Comments(0)

Related Posts

Women in Armed Forces
Women in the Armed Forces – Blog by Grade 9 Student Stoodnt Guest Author

By Eshana Jain (Grade IX) The Sanskaar Valley School, Bhopal   Not every woman is defined by tiaras, dresses, and heels; for some, it’s guns,…

Read More

Top Colleges for Financial Aid Yuri Punj

An interesting article was posted by CNBC by Jessica Dickler that highlighted the top colleges for financial aid.  The piece focuses on a ranking conducted…

Read More

The Best University in the World is…. Yuri Punj

The best university in the world is for the seventh consecutive year is Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), according to the latest ranking from education…

Read More

Medical Colleges in India - The Reality
New Medical Colleges in India; The Reality Baishali Mukherjee

Education and health, widely accepted as mutually reinforcing by social scientists, have been grossly neglected by state and central governments, running the country into the…

Read More