Is the Test-Optional Trend Increasing?

SocratesPost is always on the frontlines scouring the news for relevant updates in the college admissions landscape. We look for anything that can help shape our understanding of the latest trends in admissions and help our readers see the direction in which we’re moving.

Questions we explored this week:

  • An Ivy League university received its second-largest applicant pool ever. Which one?
  • Another university goes test-optional. Which one?
  • A university just ended its legacy admissions. Which one? Will others follow suit?

Yale College
Yale College has received over 7,000 admission applications for its class of 2026, the second-most in its history. Number of applicants were down 8 percent from last year. Does this have...

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