What’s allowed, and what isn’t when taking the SAT or ACT?
Let me break it down for you.
Score choice refers to sending your student’s highest scores to a college from among the maybe two or three times they took either the SAT or ACT. Most schools allow score choice, but about a third don’t.
Super score is entirely different, and involves the separate, individual sections to be assessed individually. Students are permitted with super score to take their highest section from different sittings of that test and combine them into one big “super” score. Fun, right?
A final word about these tests: every year, more and more schools join the ranks of the test-optional colleges. We want you to be careful about aiming for what some colleges advertise as a test-optional policy, meaning, “Hey you don’t really have to take either test. You can get away without doing the SAT.” Of course, from students’ point of view that can seem like a blessing, because they don’t have to be anxious about it, but most of the more prestigious colleges are not on that list, which can be viewed at www.fairtest.org
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