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ACT/ SAT Superscore

ustigergirlustigergirl Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2010 in College Admissions
Hello!
I'm trying to apply to UC Berkeley and I wasn't sure if
Berkeley superscore either ACT or SAT for 2011 Fall application.
Does anyone know the answer to my question?
Thank you!
Post edited by ustigergirl on

Replies to: ACT/ SAT Superscore

  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Posts: 16,452Registered User Senior Member
    Everything I've seen says no to both.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Posts: 20,955Registered User Senior Member
    The UCs do not superscore any test data, nor do they accept score choice. (You are required to send all scores.)
  • ustigergirlustigergirl Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
    So how do they evaluate standardized test score? Do they look at each high subcategory scores or do they look at highest composite score?
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 57,762Registered User Senior Member
    they probably use whatever is the best overall sitting score...whether it's an ACT score or a SAT score.

    I believe that the UCs won't superscore is because they believe it to be an advantage of the affluent.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Posts: 20,955Registered User Senior Member
    UC looks at the subscores of the highest individual sitting.
  • ustigergirlustigergirl Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
    So if I have highest score as 29 on my ACT and when super scored 31 UC will still look at 29 then???
  • bluebayoubluebayou Posts: 20,955Registered User Senior Member
    Let me try this one.....last.....time.

    The UCs do not superscore any test data.....UC looks at the subscores of the highest individual sitting, whether SAT or ACT. There is no such thing as a superscored SAT/ACT on the UC application.

    If 29 is your highest composite ACT score, and its is higher than the SAT, the 29 is the only test that UC will (supposedly) use for admissions. UC will review at the subscores of that 29, but not subscores of other test sittings.

    However, since all tests and scores will be included on your application, a reader could conceivably glance at your other tests. But for admissions purposes, the reader is only supposed to use the test score from the highest single sitting.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Posts: 16,452Registered User Senior Member
    Most schools do not superscore the ACT.
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