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SAT score validity period?

So, I took the SAT last year and I’ve been wondering how long the SAT score lasts. Is there any expiration date before it becomes invalid for college applications?

6 months ago

The College Board, which administers the SAT, typically allows scores to be valid for a period of five years. This means you can use your SAT score from last year for college applications in the next few years without any issue.

That said, it's essential to double-check the specific requirements of the colleges you're applying to, as some may have their own policies regarding how recently the SAT test should have been taken.

For instance, some colleges, particularly those with more competitive admissions processes, may prefer scores from tests taken relatively recently, while others may be more flexible. If you find that your score is nearing the end of its validity period or not accepted by a specific college, you may want to consider retaking the SAT to ensure you have a more current result.

In any case, make sure to keep track of deadlines and submit your scores on time to prevent any issues during the application process.

6 months ago

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