Using Score choice for colleges that require you to send all of your scores

<p>if a college says it takes into consideration all scores, would they find out if an applicant used score choice to suppress some less than desirable scores?</p>

<p>for example, my 23XX but not my 21XX</p>

<p>in light of the recent storm stirred up by allowing students to superscore, I think that colleges that require you to send all scores will definitely notice the number of times you took it or what you received on previous takes</p>

<p>would the score report show that you did take it on a date but chose to suppress it?</p>

<p>or will it not show it at all.</p>

<p>Just use score choice. It is impossible for colleges to know that you actually used score choice.</p>

<p>Evidence points in the direction that colleges have no means of realizing whether a student has used Score Choice.</p>

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<p>If the college you are applying to writes this explicitly, and you use Score Choice, you are an immoral liar, a cheater, and a scammer who doesn't even deserve to go to those respectable colleges that require SAT scores.</p>

<p>It's been mentioned in another CC thread that some HS transcripts include standardized test scores if students have had them reported to their HS.</p>

<p>That could out you if you use Score Choice at a college that wants all your scores.</p>

<p>I'll admit that as my daughter's parent, I'm inclined to ask "How will they ever know?" too. OTOH, when I'm a disinterested observer reading somebody else's question on the same topic, I think it's clearly wrong and dishonest to send only some of your scores if a college has clearly asked for all of them.</p>

<p>Because of this issue, I tell everyone to sign up as "home schooled" when they register for the SAT or ACT. That way your school never gets your scores and you are in total control of who sees them.</p>

<p>Nice...Momof2....teaching kids how to cheat the system. I agree that if a college states they opt out of score choice, the ethical thing to do is send all scores.</p>

<p>NO- this is not what I meant. If they ask for all scores, you have to give them. But, don't forget, there are very few schools what are not honoring Score choice ( Stanford, Pomona, Cornell, etc) </p>

<p>I did not mean to imply that you should do this so you don't have to tell colleges your scores. Sorry if it came across that way. What I was referring to are the high schools who automatically put your scores on your transcript and you want to use Score Choice. You may only want to send 2 of your 4 scores, but the colleges will see the other scores on your transcript.</p>

<p>Collegeboard provides an interface for colleges to see what essays are available for viewing and actually view essays. The tool is described here - <a href="http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/highered/ra/sat/online-sat-essay-viewing.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/highered/ra/sat/online-sat-essay-viewing.pdf&lt;/a> It is, however, absolutely not clear what exactly the admission officer sees about the dates where the score was not sent to colleges.
Site <a href="http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/sat-reasoning/scores/online-essay-viewing%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/sat-reasoning/scores/online-essay-viewing&lt;/a> mentions "Colleges will only have access to the essays of those students from whom they received official score reports". However, those essays not sent to colleges could be not accessible for viewing, because they could be just greyed out. Not clear if the officer actually is able to get information about of dates all essays were taken on.</p>

<p>When Stanford says you have to send either ALL your SAT scores or ALL ACT scores, do ALL SAT scores include ALL SAT Subject Test scores?</p>

<p>^I think it varies from college to college; if no one here knows, you should just contact them.</p>

<p>My high school does put standardized test scores on our transcripts, but won't they have to remove them if I ask them to?</p>

<p>^ I've told my GC to remove all scores, but they're not on my transcript anyway so its all good.</p>

<p>If you log onto Collegeboard and attempt to use scorechoice for e.g. yale or penn, you will have a pleasant little surprise.</p>

<p>^ what are you talking about, i just logged in and nothing happened lol and i tried.</p>

<p>Since I used my free score report credits, which I shouldn't have, I'm wondering: If colleges receive both your SAT and ACT, will they consider the higher scores?</p>

<p>Go ahead and send your score choiced reports to Yale and Stanford Do that and i feel i have succeeded in reducing competition.</p>

<p>I'm pretty sure it just says "The following Schools have bla bla bla policy, and by continuing you are breaking their policy bla bla bla"</p>

<p>It is quite unfortunate colleges can not decide on a uniform policy on score choice and shift the burden to students. But my advise is to do the right thing; imagine getting admitted to Yale and living with that guilt for life long. NOT WORTH IT .. </p>

<p>Here is the general advise that may work most people:
If you are struggling to get the score you want and you need moe than 3 attempts to get it , apply only to colleges that respect score choice. There are lots of good ones including Harvard.</p>

<p>If you get your score in two attempts and there is an upward trend, then in addition to the schools like Harvard apply to the schools that do not respect score choice and submit all the scores. Beleive me, colleges like students who improve and not some one who makes a habit of test taking. Actually Stanford and other colleges are discouraging ( mild word) just to make a point for students who think they need to take SAT more than three times. They believe that time should be spent on enriching the app in other areas.</p>

<p>^ I'm not applying to Yale or Stanford, or any school that doesn't allow score choice, but fact is most schools do allow score choice. I really don't understand why all the school can't follow it. However if I do end up applying to schools that allow score choice (Cornell and Columbia), then I will not use score choice for those schools etc. etc.</p>

<p>I hate collegeboard. The entire "score choice" thing is so clouded and confusing. For those of us who were simply unaware at the time of testing of the different this and that's of score choice, it's really unfortunate. I took the world history SAT II under the impression that collegeboard allows you to send which scores you want to colleges. Completely oblivious to the fact that some colleges, including the one I want to go to (Penn), do not accept score choice, I did not cancel my obvious failing score, which turned out to be a 520. </p>

<p>There are so many kids who really don't know about the fine print of collegeboard's newly availed "Introducing score choice..." and its sad. It shouldn't be our fault. Collegeboard didn't send us all an email saying "Oh by the way, some colleges don't accept score choice so there's no point in taking advantage of it unless if you are certain you're not going to apply to these colleges." /Rant.</p>