If colleges accept the ACT for the SAT and Subject Tests...

<p>and if you send in both, what happens? For example, here's what I got: </p>

<p>SAT: 680 CR, 780 M, 760 W (12 Essay) a 770 math II and hopefully a 700+ Lit.
ACT: 33 Comp (36 E, 34 R, 32 M, 29 S) </p>

<p>So, they both are equivalent on the conversion charts, but I would hope that colleges would see my high such and such scores on particular tests rather than preferring one test over another. </p>

<p>Would they just throw out the one they think is lower? Or would they look at all of them?</p>

<p>Ideas? What do you think?</p>

<p>They will look at both either way, like if your SAT was lower than your ACT, they still see both, but pay more attention to the higher one (and vice versa) because you have to take both, even if you want to use one as your official standardized test score. </p>

<p>BUT, if you only want them to use the ACT as their yardstick for your intelligence, then you take it with writing and don't take the SAT subject tests (which colleges require if you choose to use those scores as your "best set"). Same goes for the other way around. You're required by most colleges to take both, and based on your scores anyway, it'd be best to use both since they're both higher ranged.</p>

<p>I have a similar question. I got a low SAT score, and I am planning on retaking it, but is that necessary? </p>

M: 750
R: 680
W: 600</p>

<p>Total: 1430 (2030)</p>

M: 36
E: 35
R: 34
S: 35
W:?????? Haven't got it yet.</p>

<p>C: 35</p>

<p>So, can I just send my ACT reports to my colleges?
Wisconsin (prefers ACT)
Michigan (prefers ACT)</p>

<p>With that ACT score you don't have to retake the SAT. You need to check with those schools, though, to see if you need any SAT IIs. Also, Wisconsin and Michigan don't PREFER the ACT. The ACT became the common standardized test in the midwest and most colleges in the midwest have more ACT takers in their applications.</p>

<p>so will they note the fact that even though I got a 32 on ACT math, I got a 780 on SAT math?
Or do they just throw the other set out? Because most of mine don't require subject tests with the ACT</p>

<p>Bump guys =D</p>

<p>Send both.</p>

<p>The only thing it will hurt is your wallet :)</p>

<p>^isn't that the whole reason to ask this question? obviously if you're loaded send everything but if you're a normal person, just send the highest one. in this case I guess i'd send both since math is strong on the sat and english/reading is strong on the act.</p>

<p>So they will look at both of them? You guys are saying to turn in them both, but will they really look at both of the tests?</p>

<p>Not sure, most schools say they'll look at your highest test score but if that's debatable depending on which subsection you look at then they would have to look at both to see the "highest" score. If you don't mind spending an extra 9.50 per college then send both. If you do mind, I'd send only one. </p>

<p>Personally I would send the ACT, since your low score there is science which isn't as valuable to colleges as far as I can tell, compared to english and math. In your SAT your cr is your low score, that and math are the most important for SAT.</p>

<p>ah okay. well it still seems a bit confusing.</p>