Does brown university superstore the act?

<p>I tried searching online and came upon a few different answers I then tried calling the university but couldn’t understand what the person said. So thanks for any replies :)</p>

<p>yes. a simple call or email to the admission office will answer that they do.</p>

<p>The admissions officer I most recently talked to said no. Yes for SAT, but no for ACT.</p>

<p>No. The ACT is already widely considered easier than the SAT.
That's probably not their stated reason... but...</p>

<p>The admissions office told me differently. I have the email.</p>

<p>Dear xxxxx,</p>

<p>Thank you for your interest in Brown University. Yes, Brown does superscore the ACT.</p>

<p>Best wishes,
The Board of Admission</p>

<p>I also called admissions and they said yes. I asked twice. I even said, "You don't mean the SAT, right?" </p>

<p>@Precursor, that is not true at all. There are many people who test better on one test than the other. If it was so much easier, then admissions wouldn't even consider the test in the same caliber of difficulty as the SAT...</p>

<p>Just heard today that the official party line is "No" -- they don't superscore. And that came from a v reputable source in the adcom to my guidance counselor.</p>

<p>Well, I guess we'll never officially. I don't know what counts as a "reputable source."
I do know that we'll never officially know, I guess. We all seem to be split, but sending in a score wouldn't hurt you... they use the highest scores.</p>

<p>All I know is they said no at the Info Session I attended as a chaperoned in July.</p>

<p>Superscoring the ACT overall seems difficult, because the superscored subsections probably don't produce the superscored overall score, unlike the SATs.</p>

<p>The "reputable source" was the Dean of Admissions... so I can't think of any better source than that.</p>

<p>Even if they don't superscore, they'll still look at the highest scores from each testing, right? </p>

<p>Sent from my SCH-I500 using CC App</p>

<p>If they don't superscore the actual composite, then yes, they do look at your best subscores. It wouldn't hurt to just send it in. </p>

<p>@Cardinalred, you must be going to hell of a school and have a lucky counselor with great connections if that's true.</p>