SATs and Superstorm Sandy

As of today, more than 12,000 high school seniors have added the University of Vermont on their list of potential colleges for next fall by applying for admission, and our staff is busy beginning our application review. I am very aware that the college search process for many has been disrupted by the impact of Superstorm Sandy.  My thoughts are with you, your family, classmates, and teachers as you recover from this event if you are one of those high school students or parents.

One source of stress I hope to relieve is worry about your SAT scores. The College Board has rescheduled the early November test date for this Saturday, November 17 or Sunday, November 18 for most areas impacted by the storm, though a few makeup dates are yet to be announced.

If you plan to take the SAT this weekend, or even later, please be assured that we will ensure that these scores are factored into both for admission and for scholarship consideration. As a reminder, the University of Vermont considers your highest score for each section – Critical Reading, Math, Writing-regardless of the test date.  The same is true for ACT scores. And if you take the ACT, remember that we need a writing score, either from the ACT with writing or from an SAT. We will consider  SAT or ACT scores submitted to us from testing through January, 2013.

My best wishes for a less eventful remainder of your college search process. Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at (802) 656-3370 or at admissions@uvm.edu whenever you have a question.

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