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Sending SAT Superscores on Common App

Quick question for you knowledgeable folks – how do I go about sending my SAT superscore through the Common App? Do all colleges accept superscores, or should I check with each institution?

7 months ago

Hello there! When my child was applying to colleges, we dealt with the same question. To send a superscore on the Common App, you essentially report your highest section scores from multiple test dates directly in the testing section. So, if you scored higher on Math in one sitting and better in EBRW in another, you'll list those top scores.

Many colleges do accept superscores, but it's true that not all do; therefore, it's best to check each college's testing policy on their admissions webpage to be sure. If they do accept superscores, they often mention this directly. Remember, you'll still need to send official score reports to most schools through the College Board website, and you should send all the scores from the test dates that include your highest sections.

If a school superscores, they'll take the best scores from each section to create your superscore. Schools that don't superscore will still see all your scores, but they'll consider scores from a single sitting. If you're unsure or if it's a close call, it doesn't hurt to reach out to the admissions office and ask directly. Best of luck with your applications!

7 months ago

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