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

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

  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 38,235 Super Moderator
    edited September 20
    then what do we do with the common app?
    It's a moot point. Georgetown is the only college that requires all SAT Subject test scores, and they don't use the Common App. So don't list the 710 on the Common App.
  • CT1417CT1417 Registered User Posts: 4,262 Senior Member
    @Dungareedoll --- you just edit the CA before submitting it. So....if you file School B first, omit the scores you do not want to report, then before filing School A, add the scores that must be reported, then omit the scores again before filing School C.

    I will admit that I have not looked at the CA in two years, so I suppose they may have changed it in the interim.

    I didn't realize that Georgetown was the only school that required reporting of all subject test scores, but I haven't looked at the policies in two years.
  • DungareedollDungareedoll Registered User Posts: 975 Member
    Oh ok....thanks so much everyone. I appreciate it!
  • LvMyKids2LvMyKids2 Registered User Posts: 610 Member
    @bigfandave of course there is no audit trail...but it comes down to honesty and integrity
  • yucca10yucca10 Registered User Posts: 715 Member
    So I've just sent my son's SAT scores to several colleges, and chose All Scores, but the invoice says "...will receive SOME of your scores". I guess it's because he was automatically signed up for in-school test but opted out because he already had a high score. But do the colleges see that only "some of the scores" were sent or is it just on the invoice? I'm not sure any of them actually require all scores, but it would be nice if they knew he had high scores on the first try.
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,461 Senior Member
    edited October 2
    If you did not exercise score choice then all scores should have been sent other than those taken in eighth grade or before. I am not sure what is meant by the "some scores" reference since all scores should be sent including any state-only administered tests taken at the school. It is perhaps just CB's normal message when you send anything but you might want to contact CB to make sure it did not interpret your order as excluding one or more scores. In any event, the receipt you received is not something provided to the colleges.
  • yucca10yucca10 Registered User Posts: 715 Member
    He didn't take tests at school, so there are no scores, but the test date still shows up on his CB record.
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,461 Senior Member
    CB never sends anything concerning a test one did not actually take. If one is registered for a test and fails to take it, CB automatically cancels that test. Score reports sent to colleges provide information only on tests actually scored. But that still leaves some confusion concerning the “some of the scores” comment which implies there is actually a test taken and scored that is not being sent, so you may still want to get clarification from CB.
  • UnigmaUnigma Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I have a quick question. I'm planning on applying to the UC schools. I have 1 SAT score and 1 ACT score. Am I required to send both, or can I choose to only send ACT and omit sending the SAT? (The SAT score is not very good)

    Additionally, can I choose to not send subject test scores to UC schools?
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,461 Senior Member
    edited October 6
    ^The UC's all scores rule applicable to SAT applies if you choose to submit an SAT, and you can choose to submit just ACT. Moreover, the all scores rule is inapplicable to subject tests and you can send any subject tests you want to send or none.
  • LvMyKids2LvMyKids2 Registered User Posts: 610 Member
    @drusba Just so you know I have made numerous calls to the UC admissions line and been told on some occasions that you are required to submit ALL scores from either the SAT or ACT. Most of the calls I have made - recorded by UC - the person tells me to send in the highest score because they do not superscore. But I had a woman - I called again - who was adamant (even took me to the website) and said UCs require ALL acts or ALL SATs. I know there has been confusion bc the UC website seems to read that the "all" is only applicable to the SATs, but most believe that it is for ALL Acts too.
  • RedMan108RedMan108 Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    Can one use Score Choice when the colleges consider "Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates"?
  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 4,952 Senior Member
    "In the College Board's Score Choice module, ensure that all scores are sent to UC. We require all scores and will use the highest scores from a single administration."

    http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/requirements/examination-requirement/index.html
  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 4,952 Senior Member
    @RedMan108 in general, follow the directions of the college/uni you are applying to. Some allow Score Choice, others don't, even when they do the superscoring for you.
  • RedMan108RedMan108 Registered User Posts: 136 Junior Member
    Thank you @JBStillFlying . I have taken SAT only once, so, it's not an issue. How does Score Choice work with SAT Subject tests? Can I send the highest subject test score and also not send few subject tests at all?
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