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Pennsylvania colleges no longer require SAT, ACT essays

The University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College, a private institution located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, announced that they will require admission tests but not the writing scores for the exam, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Although both have decided to continue requiring applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores, the colleges will no longer ask students to show the writing portions of their exam. Admissions administrators for both colleges cited evidence that essay components on the exams were not predictive of student performance.