The SAT underwent some major revisions in , and one of the biggest changes is that its previously required essay is now optional. This can be confusing for some students and parents. Should you take the essay? Will colleges require the essay or not? Will taking the essay make your application stronger?
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Branching is an essential though optional element of the SAT , it extends the window for additional opportunities during college admissions. Here is our take on the schools that require the SAT essay as a part of their admission assessment. The last few decades have witnessed a substantial redundancy of the SAT essay for college admissions.
For either of the test, you can change your essay selection no later than the late registration deadline for your test day. To do so, log on to your Collegeboard or ACT account online and make changes to your registration. A change fee applies.