U. drops ACT/SAT essay requirement, now requires graded writing sample| Jul 7, 2018
On July 5, the University dropped the need for applicants to submit an essay score from the SAT or ACT. Beginning this 2018-2019 application season, applicants will, instead, have to submit a graded high school writing sample, preferably a work either of English or history.
In a , the University said that this new policy shift “aims to alleviate the financial hardship placed on students, including those who have the opportunity to take the test without writing during the school day and for free.”
With the new writing sample mandate, Princeton becomes the first Ivy League school to require a graded writing sample. According to the Washington Post, Brown is now the last Ivy League school that still requires an essay score from either the ACT or SAT.
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