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Sending SAT and ACT Scores: More on the Mix and Match Approach

Question: Your recent q/a about sending SAT/ACT score raises another question. What happens when you throw SAT2 exams into the mix? My daughter took both the SAT1 and the ACT (one time each). Her SAT scores were very good, but her ACT scores were even better. We are sending her ACT scores to the colleges because her ACT scores are above the 75% for all her schools where her SAT are usually at or below the 75% (for two of the the three, for the third she is above the 75%). She also took 2 SAT2 exams and did well. None of her schools require these although a few recommend them. Is there a problem with sending JUST the SAT2 and the ACT score (and NOT the SAT1 score)? IF she'd never taken the SAT, the SAT2 would be the only scores she had with the College Board. Guidance and my gut says to send selectively. Do the schools see on the College Board report that not all scores were sent? Thanks.

“The Dean” has very little short-term memory left these days. This is why it’s wise not to have one’s first child at age 45. A 15-year-old notices this memory loss (and doesn’t hesitate to point it out). A more age-appropriate first-born might not. However, when I read your question, I did recall … albeit vaguely … addressing it in my earlier response about sending test scores. So I looked back at that post and saw this:

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