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Wealthy Teens Tout Test Results Colleges No Longer Require

  • Rich kids still submit SAT scores with college applications
  • Lower-income students take up opportunity to skip exam

Wealthy college applicants submit SAT and ACT scores at a higher rate than their lower-income peers even as many colleges -- even the most selective -- have made such tests optional.

Some 53% of students in the wealthiest households submitted this school year, according to data from the Common Application, the non-profit behind the standardized application form. By contrast, only 39% of the poorest did so.