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How do colleges match scores and applications?

anshu4everanshu4ever Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited October 2012 in College Admissions
I wanted to know how do colleges link the SAT, TOEFL etc scores, the mailed transcripts etc with the application of the students?
Is it just by name?
Won't it create problems if two applicants have the same name?
Post edited by anshu4ever on

Replies to: How do colleges match scores and applications?

  • collagedadcollagedad Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    if it is a commonapp school, and the school uses Naviance (which is linked to CA), then there is no confusion. The other extreme is everything is paper. Then the school has to use some intelligence to match them up.
  • OperaDadOperaDad Registered User Posts: 2,476 Senior Member
    Name, address, date of birth, high school. Anything that matches. Probably why they ask you to self-report your scores. If they are the same, then the match is probably right. If they are different, then they check some more.
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