These lists were compiled just before the 2019-2020 school year.
Because colleges can change their admission testing requirements during the school year,
it’s important that you double-check these requirements with each college to which you are applying.
SAT/ACT Essay REQUIRED
SAT/ACT Essay RECOMMENDED
With special thanks to our friend/colleague, Cigus Vanni, The College Fairy, who researched and complied these lists
- require for ACT, neither require nor recommend for SAT
- test optional school
- require for ACT, recommend for SAT
- recommend for ACT; neither require nor recommend for SAT
- recommend; used for placement in writing courses, not for admission
- recommend for SAT; neither require nor recommend for ACT
- recommend for ACT