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09/04/2019

Regarding the essay section of the SAT…?

QUESTION
Regarding the essay section of the SAT…?
Do colleges really care how you scored on your essay?
I know that they didn’t give a crap when my brother applied for(and was accepted into) many colleges.
Do you all think that may change within a few years?

ANSWER
This really varies from school to school. The highly selective colleges do care, I think.

But, then, there are some schools that no longer require the SAT for admission.

Another thing to consider – I don’t know when your brother took the SAT, but when the writing part was new, many schools did not put much weight on it because it was new. Now that it has been around a few years, and colleges are starting to get a feel for how students perform, they may be viewing it in a different light.