Preparing for College

Which SAT Scores do Colleges Consider?

Question: Do all colleges take your top SAT I scores even if they aren't from the same test date, or does it depend on the college?

Like many things, it seems, in the college admission process, there isn't consistency here. Most colleges will take your two highest scores, verbal and math, even if they're from different test dates. Some, however, insist on using two scores from a single sitting (but will use the highest single-sitting total you submit). We've even heard tell of schools that consider only your most recent SAT scores, but we've never been able to get anyone to give us an example of such a place.