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SAT for Community College Student?

Question: I'm a 20-year-old in my second year of community college. I will be graduating next year. I have never taken my SAT's, and I'm worried that this is going to hurt me in the future. Whether it's going to a new school or a job, will not taking them affect anything serious? And can I take the SAT's now? I regret not doing them.

For better or worse, you are never too old to take the SAT's. If you plan to transfer to a 4-year college, it's possible that some of your target schools will need SAT results (or ACT results, which are also accepted wherever the SAT is required). BUT … many 4-year colleges do NOT require test scores from transfers, especially those who have earned an Associate's degree. And even if you do submit scores, your community college course selection and grades will play the starring role in your admission verdicts, not your test results (unless they are so bad … or so good … that they wave a big red flag).

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