College application season involves a lot of deadlines and acronyms. Some applicants may need to take SAT, ACT, or SAT II exams. On the other hand, others may not require SAT II exams while others may need two or three SAT II exams as part of the application packet. Keep this blog post handy throughout the college application season to keep track of deadlines for standardized testing.
Registration and Deadlines for SAT and SAT II 2019- 2020 School Year can be found at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines . Please keep in mind that not all SAT II exams are offered at each examination session.
ACT National Test Dates can be found at http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html
Now what about those acronyms.
RD – Regular Decision – applicants will receive a decision by April 1.
ED – Early Decision. Please note that this decision is binding. If you apply as an Early Decision applicant and are accepted then you must attend that institution. Usually applications are due November 1 and you will receive a decision in December.
On the other hand, EA or Early Action is a nonbinding decision. Usually applications are due November 1 and you will receive a decision in December. However, you are not obligated to make any commitment until May 1.
Please pay close attention to admissions pages and deadlines. Application deadlines may vary depending on your intended program or major. If you are applying to a special program such as an Honors Program there may be additional deadlines that you have to meet.
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