Yale Requiring SAT for Admissions Starting Fall 2025

by Mary Chastain at legalinsurrection.com

Yale is the second Ivy League school to reinstate the SAT as an admissions requirement in the fall of 2025.

Students can submit scores from one or all of these four tests:

  • ACT
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • SAT

The schools dropped the requirement during the COVID pandemic.

When you have to explain, you are usually losing.

Yale wrote out this long explanation for why it must be used for admissions when it’s quite simple: It hurt kids from lower-economic backgrounds.

The longer explanation:

While evaluating all these applications, our researchers and readers found that when admissions officers reviewed applications with no scores, they placed greater weight on other parts of the application. But this shift frequently worked to the disadvantage of applicants from lower socio-economic backgrounds.