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SAT Scores: Do They Expire?

Foodlover001Foodlover001 Posts: 917Registered User Member
edited May 2012 in SAT Preparation
I want to know if the SAT scores expire. I've heard 5, 3, and 2 years, but I'm not sure when the score officially expires...e.g. if I were to take the SAT in 9th grade and score 2400, could I use it for college admissions?
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Replies to: SAT Scores: Do They Expire?

  • IceQubeIceQube Posts: 3,184Registered User Senior Member
    Middle school SAT records are destroyed once the student is matriculated into HS. You can, however, contact the CB to preserve middle school SAT records.
  • Foodlover001Foodlover001 Posts: 917Registered User Member
    Do colleges count the SAT that's taken in 10th grade?
  • LoseYourselfLoseYourself Posts: 1,191- Member
    Yes.

    (tanchar)
  • Foodlover001Foodlover001 Posts: 917Registered User Member
    From what grade do they start counting your scores?
  • OhioMom3000OhioMom3000 Posts: 2,062Registered User Senior Member
    In 9th grade on, it is "counted" and will be sent with later scores unless you do score choice and do not select.
  • Foodlover001Foodlover001 Posts: 917Registered User Member
    So, if I do well on the SAT in 9th grade, I wouldn't have to take it again? I've heard that colleges only count scores fom 11th grade on, so that's why I'm asking. Also, what do you mean by score selection?
  • OhioMom3000OhioMom3000 Posts: 2,062Registered User Senior Member
    Some schools allow Score Choice, where you can select which SAT sitting scores to send and which Subject Tests to send. Not all schools allow Score Choice, but many many do.

    I know 9th grade scores are sent unless you specify not to using Score Choice. You will need to do some research regarding your impression of schools counting scores from 11th grade on. As I said, I know scores are on your CB record from 9th grade on.

    You can always call College Board. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
  • Foodlover001Foodlover001 Posts: 917Registered User Member
    Thanks!!!!!!
  • Foodlover001Foodlover001 Posts: 917Registered User Member
    Bump...I was wondering the same thing about SAT Subject tests, specifically the subject tests in biology.
  • cheerioswithmilkcheerioswithmilk Posts: 948Registered User Member
    I posted in your other thread about subject tests, but for people still wondering I emailed several colleges and confirmed that SAT scores for sophomores do count (though carnegie mellon says they "prefer" junior/senior). When in doubt, email!
  • OhioMom3000OhioMom3000 Posts: 2,062Registered User Senior Member
    They also count in 9th grade.
  • blankkblankk Posts: 368Registered User Member
    @Foodlover

    I bombed the Bio subj test freshman year. Collegeboard doesn't get rid of it... You're set for score choice schools, but I doubt even non-score choice ones would hold it against you.
  • freespirit03freespirit03 Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    From what i've read, SAT scores are valid for 5 years from the time you took them.

    Hope this helps!
  • Foodlover001Foodlover001 Posts: 917Registered User Member
    @Blankk: What does score choice mean? Also, will colleges be able to see EVERY SAT score for EVERY test I've taken? Isn't there any way that college board can eliminate a score I don't want? How hard was the bio subject test for you, that is, was it hard because you didn't take AP Bio? Sorry for all the questions...
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