International students describe unequal access to standardized test centers

As Yale’s final decision on their standardized testing policy for admissions — which is set to be released soon — looms, several international students spoke with the News about difficulty accessing standardized test centers in their home countries.

Since going test-optional in 2020, Yale has seen a disproportionate increase in applications from international students. In the past three application cycles — excluding the current year — applications from international students increased at three times the rate of increase of domestic applicants.

Several international students told the News that for them, inability to access the tests was a bigger concern than deciding whether to submit their scores.

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