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OK to send SAT and ACT?

jennielingjennieling Registered User Posts: 339 Member
edited November 2012 in College Admissions
If a college says to send "SAT I and SAT Subject Tests or ACT with Writing", is it OK to send all three (ie ACT, SAT I, and SAT Subject Tests)? I don't see any statement on my 1st choice college's website saying that it isn't OK to send them all....but I was a little worried since my son sent them all. He figured that it would be best to let the college see them all (they were all good scores and the ACT and SAT were pretty comparable). What do you all think?
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Replies to: OK to send SAT and ACT?

  • hopingforbetterhopingforbetter Registered User Posts: 810 Member
    The colleges don't have any objection. They accept all the scores. If you have good scores in SAT and ACT, then send them both. Your son is right.
  • jennielingjennieling Registered User Posts: 339 Member
    Thanks a lot, hopingforbetter! I appreciate it!
  • blueiguanablueiguana Registered User Posts: 7,496 Senior Member
    They should use the statistically higher score for admissions purposes. I have never heard of a school that did not. I don't know the school you're talking about so my emphasis on should. If you are concerned I would post on their forum here on cc, or have your student call the admissions office and simply ask which scores they use for evaluation when they get more then one set.
  • CockNotTrojanCockNotTrojan Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    I would definitely send in all of them. Since the SAT is broken up, they can see where your strengths are. If your ACT is higher as a whole, you have the benefit of showing them you are smarter than the SAT makes you appear! You won't get punished for having a lower score in one.
  • jennielingjennieling Registered User Posts: 339 Member
    My son sent in 2 SAT's (highest sitting 2290; superscore- 2330--ie CR 760; Writing-770; Math- 800 as highest in each area), 2 SAT subject tests (Math 2- 800; US- 760) and 3 ACT's--highest sitting 34; superscore- 35. He applied ED to Amherst. On their site it shows that they have all of the tests he sent in (and the highest ones, ACT and SAT, are marked "highest" and the others are marked "Notational Only"). HOwever, on another page on their website, where it tells the student which of the many forms/documents the college has received, it says "Waived" by SAT I and SAT II and "Received" by the ACT's and all else (eg essays, letters, etc). Why would it say "Waived"? We know they have the SAT scores (from the other part of the website--and we called and spoke to someone 2 wks ago to ensure that the test scores all arrived). I think that the ACT and SAT are pretty comparable, but the SAT is pretty good (not all 800's, I know, but fairly good, I think)--so should we be worried that it says "Waived"? Thanks for your opinions and advice!!
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