Colleges that Superscore
by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist
- It is useless to try and superscore your SAT if the colleges you are applying to do not superscore! While many schools do superscore, others only take the scores for the highest sitting. Luckily, College Board has compiled a comprehensive list of colleges that superscore, which is available here: https://blog.prepscholar.com/which-colleges-superscore-the-sat
- Just to clarify, even if the colleges you apply to do not superscore, you should still plan on taking the SAT multiple times to get the highest possible score. Practice makes perfect, and a college will only consider the highest score, so lower scores will not have a negative impact on your chances at admission.
- Please note that many of the colleges that superscore do not want you to use ScoreChoice to choose which scores they view – they want to see all of your scores! Here is an example of an official statement from the University of Virginia on its superscoring policy:
“It has been the Office of Admission’s long-standing policy to consider the best test scores submitted by applicants. When reviewing SAT scores, we use the top score from each section across all administrations of the exam. Scores from the previous version of the SAT and the current SAT will not be combined … We hope you will submit all of your scores knowing that we will recombine the sections to get the best possible set of scores.”
- Virginia colleges that superscore the SAT include: University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, and Christopher Newport University.