ACT Score Choice Policy Changes for Top Schools

<p>really? wait. so if we take the ACT like... 5 times... would it negatively affect our applications?</p>

<p>^well if u dont send all the scores, then no</p>

<p>I would not recommend gaming the (unknown) new system by failing to disclose all scores. The schools are going to find out one way or another and most of them are going to weigh heavily factors like honor and integrity. If you lie and deceive and get caught, you are likely not going to be admitted.</p>

<p>^I thought the ACT can't release scores without our permission</p>

<p>The ACT cannot release any scores without permission, but the high schools will...... It is just not worth the risk and potential embarrassment of NOT reporting all the scores if the schools require it. Clearly, some of these colleges want to discern who is benefitted by enormous family resources to take entrance tests multiple times versus students of modest means that may only be able to afford to take tests once or twice................</p>

<p>Exactly why I will not ever send my scores to my HS</p>

<p>Yes, that isn't too cost effective or doesn't make much sense if they take your highest score.</p>

<p>Ya i havent sent any of my scores to my high school. Thus, im safe.</p>

<p>For all we know, there could be a yes/no field labeled "Score Choice Used" on every score report. Just don't take the risk.</p>

<p>On the College Board website I was able to find "SAT Score-Use Practices by Participating Institutions" - a listing of colleges and how the prefer to have SAT scores reported. The listings state "All Scores" or "Highest Scores". This has very helpful. Has anyone seen a Score-Use Practices listing like this for the ACT?</p>

<p>What about Upenn?
What do they want?</p>

<p>Other than Stanford, Georgetown, and Yale, which schools require that all SAT1s, SAT 2 subject tests, and ACTs be reported?</p>