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03/03/2020 at 09:22PM
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When should I expect my ACT and SAT scores if I take them in March?

I go to [Name Removed] High School in Texas and I take my SAT on the 13th of March and the ACT on the 24th. I was hoping to get an estimate on when I should get my scores to start applying for colleges in the summer.

@sagemclane03/04/2020 at 01:55PM

I can't answer on the ACT, but I'm taking the March 14th SAT and College Board said I should have my scores by the 27th.

03/04/2020 at 02:02PM

Hey @SamAletan - we removed the name of your high school in order to help protect your identity online (see the community guidelines for more details). Luckily, your high school name is not essential to get an answer to your question. You can always re-edit your question in the top right, but please avoid adding back in the high school name!

03/04/2020 at 02:04PM

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03/04/2020 at 10:03PM

You'll usually get scores about 2-3 weeks after taking any given standardized test, though sometimes they can be delayed. In any case, you should have plenty of time to get them back even if you're submitting applications in the summer (incidentally, a lot of schools won't even open their applications until August 1).

03/05/2020 at 10:37PM

The college board generally has timelines for their standardized tests so you can see when ACT results come out. The SAT takes just under 2 weeks for the scores to come out


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