From Quora.com : My answer to "The Harvard EA applications are due before my Australian ATAR results are released. Should I wait to apply regular decision and include my ATAR, or apply EA without it?"
Your best bet is to contact the Harvard admissions office and ask them if they’ll accept test scores released after the application deadline, as long as they’re taken before the deadline. Many selective colleges will do that. First of all, don’t apply EA to any school you do not intend to attend if they admit you. That’s the point of EA- you’ll attend if they send you an early decision. But I digress.
So let’s assume Harvard is your dream school (which makes sense). Off the top of my head, I’d say you should apply EA, since Harvard doesn’t require the ATAR. It does, however, require you to take the SAT or ACT, and two SAT Subject Tests. As long as you do *that* and get the scores to them before the deadline, you should be fine. I couldn’t find anything on Harvard’s website about whether or not they accept scores taken before the application deadline that come out after the deadline, so you really should just check for yourself.
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