Superscoring the ACT is when you take the best subscores from multiple test dates (i.e the best English, best Math, best Reading and best Science) and take a NEW average for the composite score. Here is a list of many of the colleges and universities that superscore the ACT. As always, double-check with the college directly to be certain as to their ACT scoring policy.
|If BLANK, they superscore the ACT. If they do something different, the policy is clarified.
|If a student chooses to submit ACT scores, we look at the highest composite score and highest scores in each subsection.
|The Board does not superscore the ACT; however, if you send in scores from multiple test dates, the Board of Admissions will consider the scores from each of the subcategories, noting the highest scores achieved for each. For this reason, we encourage applicants to submit scores from all ACT test dates as well.
|Applicants also have the option to select some test types and not others for review (for example, a student might choose to include SAT Subject Test scores but not an SAT score). These choices are communicated via the Bowdoin Supplement.
Bowdoin will not review selected sections of an SAT or an ACT score (for example, just the Science portion of the ACT). If an applicant chooses to include scores for a specific test type, Bowdoin will review the complete score for that test type.
|California Institute of Technology
|When we review your application we have all of your test scores available to us. We will look at all of your scores, paying particular attention to the general pattern of scores and emphasizing the highest score for each individual exam.
|California State University System
|Does not include the University of California, but the other schools in the system.
|College of Charleston
|We do not superscore the ACT for scholarship purposes. However, we do want all ACT scores to be sent to us so that if superscoring would help the student in the admissions process, we can determine that.
|Yes, we do superscore the ACT and/or SAT (both by subject and overall score).
Regarding our testing policy, we require that applicants submit either the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT test, or elect a third option (the Flexible Testing option) including three exams of the applicant’s choice chosen from a list of acceptable exams:
Three Flexible Testing Options
|For the ACT, the composite score is given the most weight.
|For students who choose to submit the ACT with writing, Duke will consider the highest composite score and highest subscores on each section, regardless of test date, but will not recalculate the composite score. Students who take the ACT are not required to submit SAT or SAT Subject Test scores.
|Florida Atlantic University
|Florida State University
|We use all three portions of the SAT and/or the three equivalent parts of the ACT, as outlined below. We do not use the ACT Composite score nor the Science or Reading score.
Only your highest section scores from either test will be viewed in the evaluation process. Additionally, your highest combination of scores may come from tests taken on different dates. For example, your high test scores may include SAT Critical Reading from March, ACT Math from October and ACT Combined English/Writing from December. Each time you submit new scores to us, we will update your record with your highest scores.
|Our applicants are best served by being provided with a variety of ways to meet our standardized test requirement. They include:
Acceptable Quantitative Tests: SAT Math; SAT Subject Tests in Math, Chemistry, or Physics; AP Computer Science, Chemistry, Economics, Math, or Physics; IB final exam results for Chemistry, Computing Studies, Economics, Math, Physics, or Physical and Chemical Systems
Acceptable Verbal/Writing Tests: SAT Critical Reading; SAT Writing; ACT Writing; AP English Language and Composition; IB final exam results for Language (A1, A2, or B English); TOEFL or IELTS (for International students ONLY)
Note: It is Hamilton’s policy to select the testing options that will serve you best. We strongly encourage you to submit all of your testing to Hamilton and we will choose the best scores for you.
|Harvey Mudd College
|Hawaii Pacific University
|Indiana University Bloomington
|Loyola University in Maryland
|They do superscore the ACT. All applicants must complete one test from each category:
|New York University
|We do not super-score the ACT, but we will see the individual subscores in addition to the overall composite. We can also see test scores from multiple test dates, so while your highest composite is ultimately what we will use to evaluate you, we can see whatever you send us.
|North Carolina State University
|Consistent with the ACT standards for acceptable use of ACT test scores, the admissions office will record the test date reflecting the highest composite score. We will consider all sittings and having all test scores from all dates permits the admissions deans further consideration of peak or higher sub-scores from other test dates as skill sets and performance are evaluated in our review process. Please be aware that Pomona requires a full testing history, so if you have taken any components of the SAT and the ACT, you are required to submit the results from all test dates.
|If you submit multiple ACT tests that you have taken, we always take the highest score from each of the sections and we take the highest composite.
|Rhode Island School of Design
|They do superscore although they do not refer to it as such.
|Rice does not superscore the ACT. We only record the composite score. That being said, we do ask applicants to send all of their ACT test results. The reason for this is that we consider subscores in our admission committee discussions. If a student has received high subscores on any of the ACT tests they have taken, we will discuss those higher scores in our discussions. It is to the applicant’s advantage to submit all ACT test results.
|Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
|We take the best overall composite score as the student’s “official” score and review all the subscores.
|St. John’s University
|For the ACT, we will focus on the highest Composite and the highest Combined English/Writing scores from all test sittings. We will also consider individual subscores.
|United States Naval Academy
|University of Arkansas
|For admission purposes we do superscore. (Check with Arkansas with respect to scholarships).
|University of Chicago
|University of Colorado – Boulder
|University of Connecticut
|We encourage students to take the SAT and/or ACT more than once. We will accept the highest scores from your combined test dates.
|University of Dayton
|University of Delaware
|University of Denver
|University of Georgia
|University of Illinois
|We do what I like to call sub-super scoring where we take the highest overall composite and each highest individual scores even if it was on a lower composite exam. We will always use this to the students advantage. This is why we ask all scores to be sent to our office.
|University of Louisiana – Lafayette
|We only take the highest subscore from each test to determine your eligibility.
|University of Maryland
|University of Mary Washington
|We do not superscore the ACT, however we will see all of your scores.
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst
|University of North Carolina
|University of North Texas
|For admissions requirements, we do superscore. Now for scholarship requirements we do not.
|University of Pittsburgh
|University of Puget Sound
|We consider the Composite, English, and Math sections of the ACT, and we do Superscore.
|University of Rochester
|University of South Florida
|University of Tampa
|University of Tennessee
|University of Vermont
|Virginia Commonwealth Unviersity
|Wake Forest University
|Wake Forest will only consider the highest score in each category, regardless of when it was achieved.
|Washington University – St. Louis
|Does not superscore but recommends that students submit all scores so that they may see best subscores.