SAT is again becoming compulsory for top universities including IVY leagues

As life gradually returns to its pre-COVID routines, prominent universities are reverting to traditional screening methods and moving away from test-optional admissions policies. Harvard University is following suit, announcing its decision to reintroduce the requirement for applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as mandatory criteria. This marks a reversal of the test-optional policy implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. The updated policy will apply to students applying for fall 2025 and beyond. In cases where standardized tests are unavailable, alternative options such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate scores will be considered. Moreover, an increasing number of universities, already exceeding 100, have been incorporating the SAT as a determinant for admission and scholarship consideration.