US Study: National Center for Fair and Open Testing (Fairtest) USA survey states that SAT will not be required for admission in 80 percent of US universities.
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Study in US: Every year a large number of students from India United States I go to study. A relief news has come for these students. Actually, now students will not need SAT test for admission. The National Center for Fair and Open Testing (Fairtest) USA recently conducted a survey. The survey found that 80 percent of US bachelor’s-degree-granting universities will no longer require ACT or SAT standardized test scores for admission to students in 2023.
According to an updated list released by Fairtest in November last year, there are at least 1,835 US colleges and universities that are adopting ACT/SAT optional or ‘test score-free practice’. In such a situation, now the requirement of SAT for admission in colleges will end, so how will it benefit Indian students. Let us know the answer to this question.
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Admission will be given on the basis of three things
Ivy League universities including Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University and Yale University have also opted for test-optional criteria for admission to UG courses. With this, now students will get admission on the basis of three things for admission. These three things include interest letter, essay and interview.
What is SAT?
The College Entrance Examination Board asked Carl C. Brigham, a psychology professor at Princeton University, to design an exam that could be used by multiple schools. This exam is today known as SAT. For the first time in 1926, high school students gave this exam.
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How will Indian students benefit?
Every year around 10 lakh students give SAT exam. There is also a significant number of Indians in this. Now admission will be given in undergraduate courses without SAT, so Indians will be greatly benefited from this. Many times due to not having a good score in SAT, admission in the right college could not be done.
Apart from this, it was also difficult to find out the potential of a student on the basis of a test. In such a situation, without giving SAT score admission, the college will focus on Experience, extracurricular activities. In such a situation, it will be easier for students who focus on things like ECA to take admission in America.