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Understanding Self-Reporting Test Scores

Hey guys! When applying to colleges, I noticed the term 'self-reporting test scores,' and I'm a bit confused. What exactly does that mean and how does it differ from officially submitting scores? Thanks for any help!

6 months ago

Hey! Self-reporting test scores refers to the process of providing your own test scores (like SAT, ACT, and AP scores) directly on your college applications, rather than sending official score reports from the testing organizations, such as College Board or ACT. This makes the initial application process more cost-effective for students, as you don't have to pay the fee to send official score reports to each college.

The primary difference between self-reporting and officially submitting scores is verification. When you self-report, you're just entering your scores on the application, and the colleges trust you to provide accurate information. If you are accepted and choose to attend a college that allowed self-reporting, they will then require you to submit official score reports to verify the scores you provided on your application. If there's a discrepancy between your self-reported scores and the official ones, it could potentially jeopardize your acceptance.

So, when self-reporting scores, be sure to double-check your entries to ensure they accurately reflect your official test results. Best of luck with your applications!

6 months ago

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