High School juniors and seniors know how to fill in test bubbles, but do they really have to fill in so many? The August 2018 SAT recycled test scandal caused more colleges than ever to weigh whether students really need to take standardized tests. If you aren't a fantastic test-taker, that is great news. Now there are more options than ever to show colleges that a student can be successful without sky-high scores. Check out your options on the websites of the colleges that interest you. Possible options include writing supplemental essays or doing in-person interviews. Many schools tie merit aid to test scores, however, so make sure you aren't passing up on a significant amount of free money to avoid filling in those bubbles.