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ACT Superscore Question..

SrochesterSrochester 6 replies7 postsRegistered User New Member
So I've just finished up my junior year and I took the act 3 times - getting a 28, 30, and 32. I know those aren't the best scores, but my superscore off all 3 times is a 35 (subscore: 35E, 35M, 35R, 33S). When I superscore my act, does anyone know if colleges can see your individual scores too (like my 28)??
Some of the schools I'm looking at are Northeastern, Boston College, NYU, Lehigh, Rutgers, etc.
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  • MuggleMomMuggleMom 503 replies6 postsRegistered User Member
    When you send your ACT scores, you are sending score reports for the tests you are choosing to send. In other words, you are sending all 3 tests scores in their entirety, and the schools will find the highest sub-scores and calculate your composite based on that. So, in other words, yes, they get all of your scores, composites and individuals subjects for each test that you send.
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  • homerdoghomerdog 4841 replies88 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    I wonder the same thing. I know schools say they will only consider highest sections and they want to do that, too, because then they can report your high section scores in their class profile info. But do they truly not look at all of the tests? I’ve heard that assistants take the scores and put only the highest section scores on some cover sheet for the AOs but who knows what the process is at each school.
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  • suzyQ7suzyQ7 3948 replies55 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited June 21
    It is all electronic now. The scores feed in from ACT and if the school superscores, then they see the highest scores on their system. Yes, if they want to dig, they can click into the actual ACT score report, but if they say they superscore, then why would they do that? They only review each app for like 10m.

    The system the majority of colleges use is called Technolutions Slate. It tracks everything including how many emails you open from the college on how many times you've linked into their site.

    There is no admin keying in thousands of score reports, it is all automated and everything is tracked.
    edited June 21
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  • homerdoghomerdog 4841 replies88 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    @suzyQ7 is this true at liberal arts schools as well? I think they spend more time that larger schools reviewing apps.
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  • suzyQ7suzyQ7 3948 replies55 postsRegistered User Senior Member

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/some-elite-colleges-review-an-application-in-8-minutes-or-less-1517400001


    "Readers at Bucknell, which gets more than 10,000 applications, used to take 12 to 15 minutes to review each application. Now a team of two is done in six to eight minutes."
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