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Does MIT accept results from the old SAT?

We will accept all test formats, including all test results from exams taken before the new SAT.

While MIT does not require either the ACT writing section or SAT optional essay, MIT does value writing and communication highly.

The MIT curriculum is organized around the belief that the development of effective writing and speaking is an integral part of undergraduate education at the Institute. Students in any field should learn to write prose that is clear, organized, and eloquent, and to convincingly present facts, data, and ideas. As such, all MIT students must fulfill a communication requirement that integrates substantial instruction and practice in writing and speaking into all four years and across all parts of MIT’s undergraduate program.

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