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ACT now offers free online prep in response to SAT’s practice options at Khan Academy. The platform can be found here. More and more colleges are no longer requiring the writing section of the SAT and ACT. James Murphy of Princeton Review makes an argument to eliminate this section completely. Tufts University is the most recent college to drop its requirement of SAT Subject Test scores. Given that only seven U.S. schools now “broadly” require these tests, how much longer will students need to consider taking them? Many selective schools report a record number of applicants this year and corresponding dramatically reduced acceptance rates. Read more here. Many of these same schools are placing far more students on their waitlists than they will ever admit, plunging students into an endless cycle of waiting and worry. Read more here.

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