Yes, the SAT is optional for admission at many colleges.
But yes, it still matters. And for some of you, it will matter a lot.
The SAT is a wonderful weapon in your arsenal for pretty much any student from the Connecticut suburbs
Admission and merit aid are the two areas where the SATs will matter for some of the colleges on your list.
Why? Think carefully about why the SAT was made optional (unrelated to the pandemic).
Simply put, most students from Fairfield County and Shoreline Connecticut benefit from taking the SAT.