When Do I Submit Standardized Test Scores?

We know--you have dozens of deadlines that you’re struggling to balance during this process. You have to get all of your forms in on time, write your essays, and on top of everything, you have to continue to exceed in school. One deadline that trips most people up is when to submit standardized test scores. We know you’re short on time, so here we are:

You need to submit your standardized test scores ~3 weeks before you hit submit on your application. This not only allows enough time for your scores to be sent from the testing agency, but it allows for them to make an error and for you to still get them in on time. Got it? Mark it down in your calendars. 3 weeks before you hit submit. If you’re applying early (Nov. 1) then you need to submit your test scores by October 11. If you’re applying regular (Jan. 1) then you need to submit your test scores by December 11. It’s easy if your plan ahead.

If you’re going to be taking your exam sooner than 3 weeks before the application deadline, then you’re going to have to send your scores directly to the school (read: do not pass go, do not collect $200, fast pass those numbers). When you take any standardized test, you can opt to send scores directly with your college’s code. Make sure you have yours on hand, and you’re good.


Let us know if you have any questions. We’re here to help make your life easier, but we can’t do that if you don’t raise your hand.