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Must You Submit All SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test Scores


Replies to: Must You Submit All SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test Scores

  • curious_curious_ Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    I have a question though... Stanford for example asks for all scores to be sent, but they also require the SAT with Essay. In this case, would I send all of the SAT results I got, or only those with Essay?
  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 57,240 Senior Member
    All means all
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,561 Senior Member
    Yes, all the colleges that actually require all SAT scores require you to provide both those with and without writing .
  • rgriff117rgriff117 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member

    I was wondering if i have to pay each time i want to send my sat scores? I took the sat in march and paid to send them to a few schools. I took the test again in October and got a higher score so i want those same colleges to have that score as well. I paid to send them again but i am wondering if that was unnecessary since i paid for my last scores. Does that fee include sending subsequent scores to that same college?
  • Sportsman88Sportsman88 Registered User Posts: 1,584 Senior Member
    Here's a question: College Board lumps SAT I and SAT II (subject tests) together. If you select all, it sends all of each type. If you choose to omit just subject tests, you are using score choice as the method of submission to the schools.

    For D, only one school requires subject tests but all will consider them if submitted. Her subject tests are bubble. They are above 700 but not great compared to her other stats, partly because she took one a year and a half after the subject in school.

    Will schools see that the SAT I's were submitted by score choice, even though all SAT I scores were sent?
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,561 Senior Member
    rgriff117: To send those Oct scores, you needed to order them sent and pay again. College Board will send all sores it aready has for you when you place a send order but it does not send future scores based on that order.

    Sportsman88, I am not sure what you are asking but perhaps this answers it: whenever your order any test scores sent by College Board it will always send all SAT and SAT subject test scores it has on file for you unless you specifically exercise score choice and choose to withhold one or more of those tests. For whichever test or tests you choose to withhold, College Board sends nothing to a college that even indicates you ever registered for the test. Nevertheless, you still need to check what your high school does because many include all your test scores on the official high school transcript sent to colleges; whether you can get scores removed from the transcript is a matter between you and the high school. On a different note, for colleges that consider subject tests, sending scores above 700 is usually helpful not harmful.
  • Boss anBoss an Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    Follow up question on SAT Subject Test scores....

    DD took the Physics test after her freshman year. Figured take it right after the course (Honors) rather than waiting until AP Physics is offered as a Senior (2 issues there - not sure if she'll even take AP Physics as a Sr at this point in time and if she did, she'd only have a month or two under her belt by the time she'd have to take the test).

    So she took it at the end of her Freshman year. Got a 630. Not so hot (33rd percentile). Makes sense though if most of the others taking the test have had AP.

    So if we apply to a college that requires all scores....will seeing a 630 from early in her high school career be harmful?

  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,561 Senior Member
    ^Only Georgetown, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, and probably Harvey Mudd, require one to provide all subject test scores that you have. If not applying to any of those four colleges, you have no issue and can withhold the Physics subject test score even if you submit other subject test scores. That comes with a caveat that it does not appear from your post that your DD is currently a senior and colleges could change their rules after this year, although I seriously doubt any college is going to now adopt a new rule to require all subject test scores.

    As to the four, all have previously stated that they use the highest two (three for Georgetown) subject test scores submitted if you submit more than two.
  • Boss anBoss an Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    Thank you. That helps. She is only a sophomore, so lots more testing to go.
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,561 Senior Member

    This updates the original post in this thread. There are now indications that the UCs no longer have an all scores rule of any kind. The website still shows such a rule for SAT's but admission officals have been telling applicants that they can send whatever tests they want to send, see the discussion of the issue on this site here: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/1935358-sat-act-scores.html#latest

    As to Florida State's possibe rule, I have contacted it three time to confirm whether it actually requires all SAT scores and each time I have been informed it would get back to me but it has yet to do so. The last such request was about two weeks ago.
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,561 Senior Member

    Harvey Mudd has now updated its Required Application Materials webpage to state that it requires all scores, see https://www.hmc.edu/admission/apply/first-year-students/application-materials/.
  • superbowser12superbowser12 Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    Do you have to pay for every test you're required to send?
  • AngelaDAngelaD Registered User Posts: 85 Junior Member
    For ACT, you pay for every test you send.. i.e., if you took ACT twice and send both tests then you pay for both tests. ($12x2=$24 total)
  • ClaremontMomClaremontMom Registered User Posts: 2,405 Senior Member
    Re: payment to send scores

    IIRC- for ACT you pay per sitting per college. (So in Angela's example you'd still have to multiply by the number of colleges). For SAT you pay per college (regardless of the number of times you took the tests).
  • LakeCloudsLakeClouds Registered User Posts: 584 Member
    Can schools tell if you sent them all scores? Obviously if you take both the SAT and ACT there's no way they can tell but if it's multiple SATs it's not clear they can tell whether you sent all scores or selected scores.

    I'm assuming they want all scores so they can ding you if one of your scores is lower than your best score.
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