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Monday, September 26, 2011

Recommended test dates for Early Action

We talked about recommended test dates in the comments on the Early Action post from earlier this month, but I thought I'd address that again.

The last recommended SAT test date for Early Action applicants is October 1, 2011.  If you list UVa in advance as a school that should receive your scores, we should get them on October 20th (we get everything electronically).  When you registered for the exam, you should have had the option to designate four schools to get your scores.  Here's the score report timeline right from the ETS website:

 If you wait until you see your scores to send them, they might not get to us in time.  The ETS people say that it takes FIVE WEEKS to send scores to colleges after you submit your request.  On top of that, there's a fee involved to send scores after the test date.


If you pay even more money, you can have scores rushed, but the price to do it is $40.50.  I just cringed when I looked that up. The test costs $49 to take in the first place.  Don't wait.  Use the free reports that you get up front and save yourself some money.

For those of you who are already planning for the Regular Decision deadline on January 1st, the last recommended SAT test date for you is December 3, 2011.

What are your questions about the application timeline?