What Schools are Going Back to Requiring Standardized Testing in 2024

I’m starting to see posts asking which schools will continue to be test optional, and which are going back to requiring testing in 2024 so I’m starting a thread for people to post when they hear news from the universities in their sphere of knowledge.

Purdue publishes a newsletter for high school guidance counselors that said:


MIT. But they’ve already started requiring scores for 2023 so not new for 2024.

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I believe Georgetown

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Georgetown has only been test optional for those who did not take a test…are you saying they are going to eliminate that pathway?

I’m not really sure, just going off their 2022-23 undergrad requirements on website (Undergraduate Admissions | 2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin | Georgetown University): “ All applicants are required to take the SAT or the ACT.”

I’ve not been tracking what schools have been test optional or requiring test scores, so this thread is helpful. I think it’d be helpful to include all schools that require testing going forward, whether they were never test optional to begin with or recently started requiring it again.

Thx, it looks like at the link below that students who haven’t taken a test can still apply to Gtown, but they have to explain why no test….this is the same policy it’s been for a couple of years. I wouldn’t be surprised if Gtown ultimately removes that pathway at some point.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect students throughout the United States and across the globe, Georgetown recognizes that some students may not have access to an open testing center. If this is the case, we encourage you to apply to the university without test scores. A form will be provided to you after the application due date (at Early Action and Regular Decision) to explain why you were unable to access a test center.

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It may hit a critical number of schools requiring the tests and then the floodgates will open and most schools will restore the test requirement.

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