what happens if you send test scores to college before applying?

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  • 3 months ago

    Yes, you can submit SAT scores and ACT scores to colleges even before you submit your application, but you should know that it will not necessarily give you the edge where your admission is concerned. The only benefit you get from the early submission of your test score is that you will save some money.

    What Happens To Your ACT / SAT Score If You Submit It Early?

    Worried colleges trash all test scores they receive without an accompanying application? Rest assured, they won’t. Colleges know why and get test scores coming in months before the admission cycle starts.

    Every college has its own unique system for filing away the early test scores that they receive. They save all of the scores until the applications start to come in. When your application comes in, they will check if they have the scores on record to match the application. If they do, the scores are put together as part of your application and processed accordingly.

    As a precautionary measure, it is a good idea to follow up with the college to make sure that they have received your test scores.

    Your ACT / SAT scores affect your acceptance odds

  • MS
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    They hold them until your application is received (or not). They assume that they are receiving an application since you had scores sent to them, so they will create an electronic file for you and all information they receive from you will go into that file.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Depends on the college. Call and ask.

  • DON W
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    They simply hold them until your application is received. If you never end up applying, they toss the test scores.

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  • 3 months ago

    Confusion would be my guess.

    • GEEGEE
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      Ha ha I was thinking the same thing but according to others, not so much.

  • 3 months ago

    Depends on what kind of test scores.

    Colleges and universities want to know your SAT and ACT scores on their applications

  • 3 months ago

    You can imagine the conversation in the college office:

    "What do I do with these test scores?"

    "Attach them to the application."

    "There isn't an application."

    "We can't have a strangers private information floating about. Trash 'em!"

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Most probably, nothing happens. Send in your materials in accordance to their procedures if you want to get accepted.

  • 3 months ago

    Phone the college that you sent them to find out

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