Do UC's require that I take the essay with each SAT?

So I took an SAT last November and scored a 1270 with a 5/6/5 essay. I took it again recently in March WITHOUT the essay and scored a 1450. I really want to use my 1450 and I’m worried that they’ll force me to use my 1270 instead since it’s the only one with an essay score. Could someone help? Should I take the SAT with the essay in June?

UCs do not combine test data across test dates so they won’t look at your 1450 because you didn’t do the essay. You need to take it again with the essay. Yes, you should definitely take it again, with the essay.

This is so frustrating.

Yeah, my son made the same mistake.