What schools are still pondering their admission test policies for subsequent application cycles?


We took a look at 135 schools to understand the roadmap for the next two years of application cycles. A small percentage of these schools have not yet confirmed their admission test policy as of this post for the 2022-2023 application cycle.


Although the data is still coming in, we so far see that while test-optional is a legitimate application type, submitting test scores is still a student's best bet for selective schools.


The chart below is interesting, as it showcases that after the 2023-2024 application cycle completes, 45% of our reviewed schools have policies set to either expire or continue as test-optional applications.


The class of 2025 will be the first class required to use the College Board's digital PSAT and SAT - wondering if the can will be kicked down the road in making a decision until that new test type is available?

135 Schools Reviewed

Flagship State Schools

Very selective private schools - 25% - 50% admit

Most selective private schools - <25% admit

Total

Requires Test scores for all application cycles

12%

0%

4%

7%

Test requirement currently unannounced for 2022-2023 application cycle

15%

19%

4%

11%

Test optional through 2022-2023 application cycle - TBD thereafter

25%

35%

51%

45%

Test optional or blind through 2022-2023 application cycle - TBD thereafter

8%

0%

15%

10%

Test optional through 2024-2025 application cycle - TBD thereafter

2%

2%

2%

2%

Test optional through 2025,2026 and 2027 application cycles - TBD thereafter

2%

2%

9%

1%

Test optional through all application cycles

27%

55%

18%

40%

Test blind

UC Schools

1 School

0%

0%






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