When applying for college you can benefit by taking the ACT/SAT exams multiple times.
Depending on the college you’re applying at, their admissions office
may either blend the best section scores to create a new higher total
for your ACT/SAT or they may simply pick your best individual ACT/SAT total.
In the case of Superscoring, if you take the SAT more than once,
the admissions office takes the highest section score across test administrations
and assigns you a new higher total score.
Say in March you scored a 600 EBRW/670 Math Total=1270.
Then in May, you took the SAT again, this time scoring 700 EBRW/650 Math Total=1350.
Your final Superscore would be 700 EBRW/670 Math Total=1370.
So, your blended Superscore (1370), is better than the individual March (1270) or May (1350) totals.
For the ACT, this process generally takes the form of taking your highest test scores
across test administrations, but may not result in a new Composite score because colleges
use test scores individually.
Keep in mind these colleges have final say over what scores you should submit
and how those scores will be used. Students should review the score-reporting policy
of each college they’re applying at.
Require All Scores
These colleges require applicants to submit all test scores.
Recommend All Scores
These colleges recommend, but do not require that applicants send all test scores.
Often these admission offices will create superscores for applicants.
Accept Score Shoice
These colleges will accept whichever scores an applicant submits.
Taking the ACT/SAT multiple times can benefit you during college application.
Not only do you get better at test taking itself, generating higher scores,
you have the option to pick from the best scores or have a best blended score
created depending your specific college’s policy.
Reference Chart Local Colleges:
|School||Superscore SAT||Superscore ACT||Score Choice|
|University of Ga||Yes||Yes||Score Choice Ok|
|Georgia Tech||Yes||Yes||Recommends all|
|Agnes Scott College||Yes||No||Score Choice Ok|
|Cornell University||Yes||Yes||Score Choice Ok|
For a PDF of a more complete list or if you have questions about a particular school, email me at David@davidedu.com