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Oops--I Slept Through My SATs!

Question: I missed the December SAT test becuase I slept in. I had planned to take the SAT I in December and SAT II in January. Since my SAT I score from Ocotober is very bad, should I instead retake it in January and not apply to the colleges that require the SAT II? Alternatively, I could try to do superbly well on the SAT II in Januray to make up for my bad SAT I score. Are January SAT scores too late?

The vast majority of colleges and universities DO consider January SAT scores. However, it is impossible to tell you what your best strategy would be without knowing a lot more about you, your academic record, your October SAT I scores, and the colleges for which you're aiming.

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