Can I Send Test Scores After the Early Decision Deadline?

Question: Is it possible to send my Subject Test scores after an early decision deadline date?

This is yet another time when “The Dean” must respond with an unsatisfying “Maybe.” The answer will vary depending on where you are applying and on when (and how) you plan to submit your test scores.

Are you talking about a week or so after the deadline or longer? Most (but not all) colleges allow some wiggle room of up to about three weeks. For instance, if the ED deadline is November 1, the majority of colleges will accept November test scores, even though these won’t roll in until around Thanksgiving. In fact, many colleges publish their last permissible testing date right on their Web site. So hunt for that first. If you can’t find it, it’s fine to call the admission office to ask.

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