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How do colleges consider ACT and SAT scores that aren't comparable?

notinksnotinks 4 replies1 threads New Member
DD received a 35 on her ACT and a 1400 on her SAT. We unfortunately sent both scores to Harvard and Stanford and I couldn't convince her to retake the SAT. She did receive one 700 (physics) and one 800 (math 2) on her subject tests. I have seen all kinds of discussion about superscoring, etc., but nothing about what happens when one is much higher than the other. Her GPA is a 3.9 unweighted. Do they consider both? Whichever is highest?
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  • Eeyore123Eeyore123 1738 replies22 threads Senior Member
    I wouldn’t worry about it. I don’t think that it will impact her academic rating.
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  • notinksnotinks 4 replies1 threads New Member
    edited February 21
    @Eeyore123 Thank you. Do you think they will give her full "credit" for the high ACT and disregard the lower scores?
    edited February 21
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 2078 replies33 threads Senior Member
    With very few exceptions, if any, schools will take either the higher superscore or higher single sitting test, using the published concordance. In this case, the 35 is the higher score so they’ll disregard the 1400.
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  • notinksnotinks 4 replies1 threads New Member
    @RichInPitt that is great to know, thanks!
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  • drusbadrusba 9675 replies21 threads Senior Member
    edited February 22
    Colleges generally assert that if you submit both ACT and SAT, they will use to determine admission that test with the better score. An exception to that is that some are even more favorable in that they will actually use that test with the believed higher composite while also considering a higher section score, such as in math, from the other test, e.g., UIUC's engineering department does that in evaluating admission.
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