296: Updated Advice — Do You Need to Take the Written Essay on the ACT/SAT?

The advice has changed!

Although we used to suggest that students should always write the “optional” essay on the ACT/SAT, now it really depends.

Tune in to hear the updates on this key college admissions topic. Specifically, Megan walks you through:

  • What the written essay is (for those of you who don’t know)
  • Why the number of colleges requiring the written essay has dropped
  • What students should write the essay and why
  • What students shouldn’t write the essay and why