Three Ways to Get Into College without Taking the SAT

Three Ways to Get Into College without Taking the SAT

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More and more colleges are starting to question the value of the SAT exam. They should. The SAT is unfair. Students who can pay for SAT tutoring enjoy a big advantage on the exam, while students who cannot afford tutors fall behind. Also, more studies are showing that students who earn top SAT scores don’t necessarily perform better when they arrive at college. No question, the SAT is falling into disfavor – and many schools are going test optional. But there’s a good side to that: If you want to get into college without taking the SAT, you have more options today than ever before.  Let’s take a look at three of them.

Enroll in a StraighterLine Partner College

StraighterLine’s Partner College Program is simplicity itself. You complete courses at StraighterLine, transfer the credits you earn to the StraighterLine partner college of your choice and begin your studies there. Did I just say anything about the SAT? No I didn’t, because you don’t have to take the SAT exam before you enroll in a StraighterLine Partner College.

Apply to a College Where the SAT Is Not Required

More and more colleges have decided to stop requiring either the SAT or the ACT exam. For a complete list of them, visit  You won’t be surprised to see that  Colorado Technical UniversityFisher College, Herzing University, Kendall College, Strayer University, Western Governors University, and other StraighterLine partners are on the list of test-optional schools. They should be. After all, they are all forward-thinking institutions that are questioning the value of standardized tests.

Take Your First Year of College Online

You can take as many gen-ed courses as you would like with a StraighterLine $99 monthly membership. Check out our courses in the following subjects:

Courses start at $79 and can be started, paused, and restarted anytime you want. Plus, you get the flexibility to complete courses anywhere, anytime, on your schedule. 

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