Should You Still Take The SAT/ACT If Applying to Test-Optional Schools?

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It's probably happened to you before: You're trying to memorize math formulas for the SAT, but your mind keeps wandering to an alternate universe where no one needs to take the SAT or ACT to get into college.

Guess what? No need to leave this universe anytime soon — you can now apply to certain colleges without submitting SAT or ACT scores. A growing number of schools now label themselves as “test-optional," which means you are not required to send in an SAT or ACT score as part of your college application.

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