Julia  - research team

Which colleges require SAT subject tests?

Julia  - research team
Several colleges require that students submit Subject Tests scores from typically two content areas. These tests are in addition to the SAT I or ACT.

Most of the colleges that require (or recommend) these tests are highly selective ones (like ... Read more
Casey M

What is the difference between Superscore and Score Choice?

Casey M
Superscore means colleges take your highest score from each test section, and combine those high scores from different test dates into a highest-possible composite score.

Score Choice means you can decide which SAT scores to send and which not to ... Read more
Casey M

My student's unweighted GPA is 3.4. His ACT and SAT scores are: ACT - 34;SAT - 2080; SAT Math Level 2 - 800. Can you confirm that 34 is in the 99th percentile and 2080 is in the 96th? Should he should report both ACT and SAT?

Casey M
The College Board publish data in 2011 on percentile rankings for the old SAT which back your interpretation of these scores. The following confirms that an SAT score of 2080 is in the 96th percentile.
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Casey M

My ACT score recently came out, which is a composite score of 34 (35 English, 36 Math, 35 Reading, 31 Science). I'm wondering whether compared to my SAT score 2220 superscored (740 Math, 800 Writing, 680 Reading), I should send the...

... ACT or SAT score? I know that the 34 and 2200 composite scores do not differ much, but my math and reading on the ACT are better than my SAT ones. Or should I send both exams to colleges?

Casey M
According to this site a composite ACT score of 35 is equivalent to an old SAT score of 2340 so you are correct that your ACT score is stronger than your SAT score.
http://www.testprepcoach.com/convert-act-score.html

I would suggest that you ... Read more
Casey M

What is the difference between the ACT and SAT? Do colleges prefer one over the other?

Casey M
Here are a few key differences:

Focus: SAT is more critical thinking focused, while ACT is more science based. The ACT has a science section, while the SAT does not

Test Style: SAT questions are evidence and context based, focusing on real world ... Read more
Julia  - research team

Test-optional colleges

Which colleges are test-optional?

Chanel_simpson

Standardized test requirements

Chanel_simpson
Here is a comprehensive list of standardized test requirements for each college. This includes whether SAT subject tests and the SAT/ACT writing section are required and whether the college offers super score or score choice.

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