“Technically, they are valid forever. That said, after 5 years, your scores probably don’t mean a whole lot.”
Students often have a lot of questions when it comes to their SAT or ACT scores. “How long after testing are my scores still valid”, “How late or early can I take either test”, and “When will my college picks even see my scores?” Luckily these questions have easy answers. SAT and ACT scores can be submitted forever, however after five years most institutions will not consider those scores to be matter much. As far as when to take the test, there is no limit to how soon or how late you can take either test. It’s not just reserved for high-school juniors and seniors. However it is worth noting that with the SAT it can take up to 43 days for your college picks to receive your scores, and with the ACT it will take about 2 weeks for your college picks to receive the results for the scores for the multiple choice section, and another 2 weeks after that for them to receive the results for the written section, so plan ahead.
- It’s important to know that even in the past year standardized evaluations have changed, making the lapse between taking and sending more critical.
- Because of the methods used by most colleges to receive scores, it’s best not to take tests later than at most 1-2 months prior to your application deadline.
- Provided you are over 12 yrs of age and past the eighth grade, pretty near anyone can take the ACT/SAT evaluations.
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