It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane … It’s Your Superscore!


Many college applicants sit for the ACT and/or the SAT more than once, which means they'll have more than one score report. Should you send all your test scores with your college applications, or only the report on which you scored the highest?

Standardized test policies vary from college to college. Some schools are test-optional and don't require scores at all! Some will consider all your test scores, others will only consider your highest overall score from a single test date and some schools will accept a composite of your highest section scores across different test dates. This composite is called a superscore. Following is a breakdown of how superscores work on both tests:

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