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Monday, December 30, 2013

The Timing of Reporting Test Scores

As the Regular Decision deadline approaches, I'm getting lots of questions from those who haven't sent their standardized test scores yet.

Perhaps the immediacy of submitting applications online has made many people forget about the parts of the application that need to be done well in advance. Just as your counselors and teachers need a few weeks to prepare supporting credentials for your application, the testing people need advanced notice about your intention to apply to schools. It can take them several weeks to send scores to your schools.

I wrote a very long post about this back in October. In short, the testing companies take several weeks to delivery scores. If you are applying RD and haven't told the SAT or ACT to send scores to us yet, you need to do it right away!

CavDog isn't a fan of standardized tests.