Colleges That Require Writing
This information refers to the current SAT and is in effect through the January 2016 test date. Get information about the redesigned SAT, which starts March 2016.
Using the SAT® writing score in the application process
The assessment of writing is not new to the college admission process. Colleges can use the SAT writing score as part of their evaluation of a student's readiness for college-level work. Numerous institutions now require an admission test with writing. Many others, while requiring a writing assessment, have begun to use writing scores from the SAT or ACT for placement and other enrollment decisions.
For additional information please visit:
- The College Search tool to see if a particular institution requires an admission test with writing by reviewing each college's admission policies
- The writing section to take a deeper look at what the essay measures