Which Colleges Superscore the SAT? (2023)

Your SAT scores are a very important part of your application, especially as the applicant pool gets bigger and more competitive every year. So how can you make sure colleges will consider your very best scores?

This article will discuss the colleges that superscore the SAT. After giving you a list of every college that superscores the SAT, I'll talk about how you can use this information strategically as you prepare to apply to college. To start, let's briefly review what "superscoring" means.

Superscoring is the process by which colleges consider your highest section scores across all the dates you took the SAT. Rather than confining your scores to one particular date, these schools will take your highest section scores, forming the highest possible composite score.

On the current SAT, this means taking your highest Math score and your highest Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score across all test dates.

Maybe you scored a stellar 750 on Math on your first SAT, but your Reading and Writing fell into the low 600s. To improve your EBRW score, you spent a few months prepping and managed to bring your EBRW score up 100 points! To your dismay, though, you focused so much on reading comprehension and grammar that you forgot some of your math skills, and your great math score dropped the second time around.

If your colleges superscore, then you'd have nothing to worry about! They'd take your original 750 in Math and combine it with your new and improved EBRW score. Even though it took you a couple test sittings to achieve, you'd end up with a strong SAT score in all sections of the test for your college applications.

While the superscoring policy is ideal for you as an applicant, it's not entirely an act borne out of generosity. Superscoring can benefit colleges by improving their ranking. By showing that their admitted students average higher SAT scores, their ranking may get higher as well.

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The following colleges superscore the SAT. In addition to their superscoring policies, I included most of their stances on the College Board's Score Choice. Even though these colleges take your highest section scores, many don't want you to use Score Choice to pick and choose which scores they get to see.

If you're taking and sending scores from both the old and new versions, make sure to call up the admissions office of your prospective college and clarify its policy on superscoring and Score Choice. We'll make sure to provide any updates as more information becomes available!

SchoolOfficial StatementAdmissions SiteBoston CollegeIf you have taken the SAT more than once, Boston College will take the highest individual section scores from each date and combine those scores.BC AdmissionsBoston UniversityBoston University will allow students to choose [the College Board's Score Choice]; however, we strongly recommend students submit their scores each time they take the SAT. BU has always considered a student's highest SAT section scores in making admissions decisions and will continue to do so.BU AdmissionsColumbiaIf you take an exam more than once, you will be evaluated on the highest score you received in any individual section.Columbia AdmissionsDukeStudents who have taken multiple tests may choose which scores to send to Duke. For students who elect to send multiple test scores Duke will use whichever score is highest.Duke AdmissionsGeorgetownGeorgetown University does not participate in the Score Choice option available through the College Board. Georgetown requires that you submit scores from all test sittings of the SAT ... If an applicant takes the SAT more than once, the admissions committees will consider the highest critical reading score and the highest math score from multiple test sessions when reviewing the application.Georgetown AdmissionsGeorgia Institute of TechnologyGeorgia Tech supers score within the same test, using your highest section scores from any test date. Each time you submit new scores, we will update your record with your highest scores. We evaluate all your sub-section scores, not just the sum or composite.Georgia Tech AdmissionsHarvardYou are free to use the College Board Score Choice option.Harvard AdmissionsJohns HopkinsWe'll consider your highest section scores across all SATs taken—even if they were on different test dates—in our evaluation of your application. We therefore encourage you to update your application with new test scores each time you take the SATs.Hopkins AdmissionsMITIf you take [the SAT] multiple times, we will consider the highest score achieved in each section. This superscoring also applies to students who submit scores from both the "old" and "new" SAT. We do this in order to consider all applicants in their best light.Students are free to use the College Board's Score Choice option ...to submit the scores of your choice as well.MIT AdmissionsNew York UniversityFor both the SAT and ACT we will review the highest of each section, regardless of test dates. This practice is commonly known as the "superscore."NYU AdmissionsNotre DameIf you submit multiple scores, we will superscore the tests for our evaluation. This means we will consider the highest composite score and highest scores on each section, regardless of test date.Notre Dame AdmissionsPrincetonWe allow applicants to use the score choice feature of ... the SAT ... but we encourage the submission of all test scores.Princeton AdmissionsStanfordAll scores from all high school sittings of either the ACT or SAT (or both if you took both) are required....For the SAT, we will focus on the highest individual Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math, and Essay scores from all test sittings.Stanford AdmissionsUniversity of ChicagoUChicago is a test optional school. Students who choose to submit SAT or ACT scores may share either official or self-reported scores....You will not need to superscore your own results or recalculate your scores in any way; send your scores exactly as you receive them.U Chicago AdmissionsUniversity of ConnecticutWe will combine the highest scores from each subsection of an exam to create the best overall score (within same exam formats) for exams taken more than once.U Conn AdmissionsUniversity of MiamiIf you take the test more than once, please ensure that the testing agency sends all of your scores so that we have your best performance on record. The Admission Committee will consider all official test scores from multiple test dates. We will use the highest composite score from among each test that you've taken.U Miami AdmissionsUniversity of North CarolinaIf you send us scores from multiple test dates, we'll take your highest score for each section of the test and consider those scores as we evaluate your application. If you send us both an SAT and an ACT, we'll look at whichever is higher.UNC AdmissionsUniversity of PennsylvaniaWe superscore the ACT and we superscore within old and current SATs but not between old and current SAT tests.UPenn AdmissionsUniversity of Southern CaliforniaFor students who take the SAT more than once, USC records the highest scores for each section.USC AdmissionsUniversity of VirginiaIt 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.UVA AdmissionsVanderbiltVanderbilt strongly encourages students to submit scores each time they take the SAT. Vanderbilt will super-score among Old SAT tests and among New SAT tests, but will not super-score between the Old SAT and the New SAT. Only the highest section scores for either the Old SAT or the New SAT will be considered as part of the admissions review process. Each time SAT scores are submitted, the student's record is updated with the new high section scores.Vanderbilt AdmissionsVillanovaCandidates are asked to submit their scores from each sitting of the SAT ... understanding that the Admission Committee will superscore the highest Evidence-based Reading and Writing scores and Math scores from the SAT.Villanova AdmissionsVirginia TechAt Virginia Tech, we superscore across test dates AND across exams—meaning we'll look at your highest Math and English subscores and even combine scores from the SAT and ACT. For example, the Committee could consider your SAT Math and ACT English subscores when reviewing his/her application.Virginia Tech AdmissionsYaleWhen assessing SAT results, admissions officers will focus on your highest individual old or new scores from all test dates. For example, if you took the old SAT twice, your highest Critical Reading, Math and Writing scores will be considered individually. If you took the new SAT twice, your highest Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math and Essay scores will be considered individually. If you took both types of SAT, the admissions office will treat them separately and review the best scores on each test.Yale Admissions

For most schools, you can find their policies toward standardized testing on their admissions website. You can also search for "name of college + PrepScholar" to access our large database of colleges and their admission requirements. Below is the complete list of colleges that superscore the SAT.

Get ready: it's a pretty long list.

Here are all the schools that have a policy of taking your "highest section" scores across test dates to form your highest possible composite score, according to the College Board. Since this list is huge, I recommend using ctrl + F to find any particular schools of interest.

Let me know in the comments if I missed any, and this list will be regularly updated!

Abilene Christian UniversityDunwoody College of TechnologyMid-South Community CollegeSouthern Vermont College
Adelphi UniversityDurham Technical Community CollegeMidwestern Baptist Theological SeminarySouthern Virginia University
AIB College of BusinessEarlham College and Earlham School of ReligionMillersville University of PennsylvaniaSouthside Regional Medical Center School of Nursing
Alamance Community CollegeEast Carolina UniversityMilligan CollegeSouthwestern Christian University
Alaska Bible CollegeEast Los Angeles CollegeMinnesota State University MoorheadSouthwestern University
Albany State UniversityEastern Connecticut State UniversityMisericordia UniversitySpartanburg College of Aeronautics
Albion CollegeEastern Illinois UniversityMississippi Delta Community CollegeSpartanburg Methodist College
Alfred University New York State College CeramicsEastern Kentucky UniversityMissouri Baptist UniversitySpringfield College
Algoma University CollegeEastern Maine Community CollegeMissouri State University SpringfieldSt John's University Jamaica
Allegheny Wesleyan CollegeEastern Oregon UniversityMissouri Western State CollegeSt Joseph's College of Nursing
Allen County Community CollegeEastern UniversityMonmouth UniversityState University of New York College at Brockport
Ambrose University CollegeEdinboro University of PennsylvaniaMonroe CollegeState University of New York College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
American College of the Building ArtsEdison State CollegeMontana State UniversityState University of New York Binghamton
American International CollegeEDP College San SebastianMontana State University NorthernState University of New York at Albany
American Musical and Dramatic AcademyEl Centro CollegeMontana State University Tech Greater FallsState University of New York at Buffalo
American University RomeElizabethtown CollegeMontclair State UniversityState University of New York at Fredonia
American University DCElmira CollegeMoravian CollegeState University of New York at Geneseo
American University of Puerto RicoElon UniversityMorehouse CollegeState University of New York at New Paltz
American University of SharjahEmerson CollegeMount Allison UniversityState University of New York at Oneonta
Amherst CollegeEmmanuel College GeorgiaMount Holyoke CollegeState University of New York at Oswego
Anderson University (SC)Emory UniversityMount Mary CollegeState University of New York at Potsdam
Andrew CollegeErie Business Center Main CampusMount Saint Mary's CollegeStephens College
Anne Arundel Community CollegeErie Business Center South New CastleMount Saint Vincent UniversitySterling College (KS)
Antietam Bible CollegeEscuela de Artes Plasticas Puerto RicoMount Vernon Nazarene UniversityStevenson University
Aquinas College (TN)Essex Community CollegeMuhlenberg CollegeStockbridge School
Argosy University Twin CitiesEuropean College of Liberal Arts BerlinMuskingum CollegeStonehill College
Arizona State University TempeFachhochschule Aachen Abteilung JuelichNash Community CollegeStony Brook University State University New York
Arkansas State UniversityFairfield UniversityNational Polytechnic College of ScienceSuffolk University
Arkansas State University BeebeFairhaven Baptist CollegeNational UniversitySuffolk University Madrid
Armstrong Atlantic State UniversityFairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver CampusNazareth College of RochesterSul Ross State University
The Art Institute of Ohio CincinnatiFaith Baptist Bible CollegeNebraska Christian CollegeSwarthmore College
Assumption CollegeFashion Institute of Design and MerchandisingNebraska Methodist CollegeSweet Briar College
Atlanta Christian CollegeFashion Institute of Design and Merchandising San FranciscoNeosho County Community CollegeTama University
Auburn University—MontgomeryFeather River Community CollegeNew College of FloridaTaylor University Upland Campus
Augsburg CollegeFerris State UniversityNew England Institute of TechnologyTexas Christian University
Augustana College South DakotaFerrum CollegeNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyTexas Tech University
Austin CollegeFitchburg State UniversityNew River Community CollegeTexas Womans University
Austin Peay State UniversityFlagler CollegeNew World School of the ArtsThammasat University
Ave Maria University Latin American CampusFlorida Atlantic UniversityNew York Conservatory for Dramatic ArtsThe King's College
Azusa Pacific UniversityFlorida CollegeNew York Institute of TechnologyThree Rivers Community College (Poplar Bluff, MO)
Babson CollegeFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityNewberry CollegeTomball College
Bainbridge CollegeFlorida Institute of TechnologyNiagara County Community CollegeTowson University
Baker UniversityFlorida International UniversityNichols CollegeTrenholm State Technical College
Baldwin-Wallace CollegeFlorida State UniversityNihon UniversityTrine University
Ball State UniversityFlorida Technical College JacksonvilleNorth Carolina Agricultural Tech State UniversityTrinity College
Baltimore International CollegeFordham UniversityNorth Carolina Central UniversityTrinity International University College of Liberia
Baptist Bible College and SeminaryFrankford Hospital School of NursingNorth Carolina State University RaleighTruett-McConnell College
Barbados Community CollegeFranklin and Marshall CollegeNorth Central CollegeUnion Bible College
Barclay CollegeFranklin CollegeNorth Dakota State University FargoUnion College New York
Barton CollegeFranklin Pierce UniversityNorth Georgia College and State UniversityUS Air Force Academy
Bates CollegeFree Will Baptist Bible CollegeNortheastern Technical CollegeUS Coast Guard Academy
Baylor UniversityFrostburg State UniversityNortheastern UniversityUS Marine Corps Syracuse
Beacon UniversityFurman UniversityNorthern Arizona UniversityUS Military Academy
Belhaven CollegeGainesville State CollegeNorthern Illinois UniversityUS Naval Academy
Bellarmine UniversityGannon UniversityNorthern Maine Community CollegeUniversity of Edinburgh
Belmont Abbey CollegeGardner-Webb UniversityNorthern Marianas CollegeUniversity Central Florida
Belmont UniversityGeorge Mason UniversityNorthern Michigan UniversityUniversity Georgia Athens
Beloit CollegeGeorgetown CollegeNorthwest Christian UniversityUniversity of Alabama Birmingham
Bemidji State UniversityGeorgia Institute of TechnologyNorthwest Missouri State UniversityUniversity of Arkansas Community College at Batesville
Benjamin Franklin Institute of TechnologyGeorgia Perimeter CollegeNorthwest UniversityUniversity of Arkansas Fayetteville
Bentley CollegeGeorgia Southern UniversityNorthwestern Technical CollegeUniversity of Arkansas Monticello
Berea CollegeGeorgia Southwestern State UniversityNorthwestern UniversityUniversity of Calgary
Berks Technical InstituteGettysburg CollegeNorthwood University TexasUniversity of Charleston
Bethany Lutheran CollegeGod's Bible School and CollegeNorthwestern Polytechnic UniversityUniversity of Chicago
Bethel College IndianaGogebic Community CollegeOak Valley CollegeUniversity of Cincinnati
Biola UniversityGoldey-Beacom CollegeOakland UniversityUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Bloomfield CollegeGrayson County CollegeOberlin CollegeUniversity of Connecticut
Blue Ridge Community CollegeGreat Basin CollegeOccidental CollegeUniversity of Dallas
Blue River Community CollegeGriffith College DublinOcean County CollegeUniversity of Dayton
Bluefield CollegeGrinnell CollegeOgeechee Technical CollegeUniversity of Delaware
Boise State UniversityGrove City CollegeOhio Bible CollegeUniversity of Findlay
Boston CollegeGuilford Technical Community CollegeOhio Business CollegeUniversity of Florida
Boston UniversityGwynedd-Mercy CollegeOhio Dominican UniversityUniversity of Hartford
Bowdoin CollegeHagerstown Community CollegeOhio State University ColumbusUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
Bowie State UniversityHamilton College (IA)Ohio University AthensUniversity of Houston Main Campus
Bowling Green State UniversityHamilton College (NY)Ohio Valley UniversityUniversity of Idaho
Brandeis UniversityHampden-Sydney CollegeOhio Wesleyan UniversityUniversity of Illinois Chicago
Brevard Community CollegeHanover CollegeOkefenokee Technical CollegeUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Brewton-Parker CollegeHarding UniversityOklahoma Panhandle State UniversityUniversity of Indianapolis
Bridgewater State CollegeHardin-Simmons UniversityOlin College of EngineeringUniversity of Iowa
Brookdale Community CollegeHarford Community CollegeOmore College of DesignUniversity of La Verne
Broward Community College HollywoodHariri Canadian Academy of Science and TechnologyOnondaga Community CollegeUniversity of Maine Orono
Brown UniversityHarris-Stowe State UniversityOral Roberts UniversityUniversity of Mary Hradin-Baylor
Bryan CollegeHartwick CollegeOregon State UniversityUniversity of Mary Washington
BryanLGH College of Health SciencesHarvard CollegeOtero Junior CollegeUniversity of Maryland Baltimore County
Bryant and Stratton Eastlake CampusHaverford CollegeOtis College of Art and DesignUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Bryant UniversityHawaii Pacific UniversityOtterbein CollegeUniversity of Massachusetts Boston
Bryn Athyn CollegeHeidelberg CollegeOur Lady of Corpus ChristiUniversity of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Bryn Mawr CollegeHelene Fuld School of Nursing CamdenOxford CollegeUniversity of Miami
Bucknell UniversityHenry Ford Community CollegeOzark Christian CollegeUniversity of Michigan Ann Arbor
Butler County Community College KansasHerbert W Armstrong CollegePacific Union CollegeUniversity of Michigan Dearborn
Butler UniversityHeriot-Watt UniversityParis Junior CollegeUniversity of Minnesota Crookston
Cabarrus College of Health SciencesHeritage Baptist UniversityPark UniversityUniversity of Minnesota Morris
California College of the ArtsHeritage Christian UniversityParsons Paris School of DesignUniversity of Minnesota Twin Cities
California Maritime AcademyHerzing College OrlandoPatrick Henry CollegeUniversity of Montevallo
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (CalPoly)Hesston CollegePaul Quinn CollegeUniversity of Nebraska Lincoln
California Polytechnic State University PomonaHillsdale CollegePeabody Conservatory of MusicUniversity of Nevada Las Vegas
California State University BakersfieldHinds Community CollegePenn View Bible InstituteUniversity of New Hampshire Durham
California State University Channel IslandsHodges UniversityPennsylvania College of TechnologyUniversity of North Carolina Chapel Hill
California State University ChicoHofstra UniversityPenn State University ParkUniversity of North Carolina Greensboro
California State University Dominguez HillsHogeschool Universiteit BrusselPepperdine UniversityUniversity of North Carolina Pembroke
California State University East BayHolmes Community CollegePeru State CollegeUniversity of North Dakota Grand Forks
California State University FresnoHoly Family UniversityPfeiffer UniversityUniversity of North Alabama
California State University FullertonHorry-Georgetown Technical CollegePhiladelphia Biblical UniversityUniversity of North Texas
California State University Long BeachHoughton CollegePhiladelphia UniversityUniversity of Northern Iowa
California State University Los AngelesHouston Community CollegePhilips Beth Israel School of NursingUniversity of Notre Dame
California State University MentorHudson County Community CollegePhoenix CollegeUniversity of Oregon
California State University Monterey BayHumboldt State UniversityPiedmont CollegeUniversity of Pennsylvania
California State University NorthridgeHuntington UniversityPiedmont Community CollegeUniversity of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
California State University SacramentoHusson UniversityPiedmont Technical CollegeUniversity of Pittsburgh Titusville
California State University San BernardinoIllinois CollegePitt Community CollegeUniversity of Portland
California State University San MarcosIllinois Eastern Community College FrontierPittsburg State UniversityUniversity of Puget Sound
California State University StanislausIllinois Eastern Community College OlneyPitzer CollegeUniversity of Rhode Island
Calvary Baptist CollegeIllinois Wesleyan UniversityPlatt College ColoradoUniversity of Richmond
Calvin CollegeIndiana State UniversityPlattsburgh State UniversityUniversity of Rochester
Canadian Mennonite UniversityIndiana University BloomingtonPlymouth State UniversityUniversity of Saint Thomas
Canisius CollegeIndiana University EastPost UniversityUniversity of San Diego
Cape Breton UniversityIndiana University KokomoPotomac State CollegeUniversity of San Francisco
Cape Fear Community CollegeIndiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary ArtsPresentation CollegeUniversity of Scranton
Cardiac & Vascular TechnologyIndiana University Purdue University Fort WaynePrince Georges Community CollegeUniversity of Sioux Falls
Carleton CollegeIndiana University Purdue University IndianapolisPrinceton UniversityUniversity of South Carolina Aiken
Carlow UniversityInstituto Tec y de Estudios Superior de MonterreyPurdue University West LafayetteUniversity of South Carolina Upstate
Carroll College MontanaInternationa Christian University JapanQueens UniversityUniversity of South Florida
Carroll UniversityInternational School University of HaifaRamapo College of New JerseyUniversity of Southern California
Carson-Newman CollegeInternational University in GermanyRandolph-Macon CollegeUniversity of Southern Maine
Carthage CollegeInver Hills Community CollegeRaphael Recanati International SchoolUniversity of Tampa
Case Western Reserve UniversityIona CollegeRasmussen Business College EaganUniversity of Tennessee Knoxville
Casper CollegeIowa Lakes Community CollegeRedlands Community CollegeUniversity of Texas Arlington
Catawba Valley Community CollegeIsland Drafting and Technical InstituteReed CollegeUniversity of the Arts
Catholic University of AmericaIthaca CollegeRegent UniversityUniversity of the Cumberlands
Cathy McMorrisITT Technical Institute TucsonRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUniversity of the Incarnate Word
Cayuga County Community CollegeIvy Tech Community College EvansvilleRets CollegeUniversity of the Ozarks
Cedar Crest CollegeIvy Tech Community College LafayetteRhode Island CollegeUniversity of the Southwest
Cedarville UniversityJacksonville CollegeRhodes CollegeUniversity of Toledo
Center for American EducationJames Madison UniversityRich Mountain Community CollegeUniversity of Tulsa
Central Alabama Community College Alexander CityJNA Institute of Culinary ArtsRichard Bland CollegeUniversity of Utah
Central Alabama Community College ChildersburgJohn Carroll UniversityRichmond Community CollegeUniversity of Vermont
Central Carolina Technical CollegeJohn Paul the Great Catholic UniversityRipon CollegeUniversity of Virginia
Central Connecticut State UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityRochester CollegeUniversity of Virginia's College at Wise
Central Wyoming CollegeJohnson C Smith UniversityRochester Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Washington Bothell
Centre CollegeJohnson CollegeRock Valley CollegeUniversity of Windsor
Charleston Southern UniversityJones CollegeRockingham Community CollegeUniversity of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Chattahoochee Valley Community CollegeKalamazoo CollegeRocky Mountain CollegeUniversity of Wisconsin Fond Du Lac
Chippewa Valley Technical CollegeKansas UniversityRoger Williams UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin Green Bay
Christendom CollegeKeene State CollegeRollins College Winter ParkUniversity of Wisconsin Madison
Christopher Newport UniversityKeiser College KendallRose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Wisconsin Marshfield
Chukalongkorn BBAKenai Peninsula CollegeRosemont CollegeUniversity of Wisconsin Osh Kosh
City Vision CollegeKennesaw State UniversityRowan UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Claremont McKenna CollegeKent State UniversityRutgers UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin Stout Menomonie
Clarendon CollegeKentucky Wesleyan CollegeSage College AlbanyUniversity of Wisconsin Whitewater
Clark UniversityKenyon CollegeSaginaw Valley State UniversityUniversity Tokyo PEAK
Clarkson UniversityKeuka CollegeSaint Andrews Presbyterian CollegeUniversity of Wisconsin Colleges
Clearwater Christian CollegeKing CollegeSaint Anselm CollegeUniversity of Wisconsin Richland Center
Clemson UniversityKings College PennsylvaniaSaint Bonaventure UniversityUniversity of Wyoming
Coastal Carolina UniversityKings University CollegeSaint Charles Community CollegeUrsinus College
Coe CollegeKnox CollegeSaint ClaresUrsuline College
Cogswell Polytechnical CollegeKutztown University of PennsylvaniaSaint Cloud State UniversityValdosta State University
Coker CollegeKuyper CollegeSaint Elizabeth School of NursingValley College of Technology
Colby CollegeKwansei Gakuin UniversitySaint John Fisher CollegeValparaiso University
College of CharlestonLa Salle UniversitySaint John Vianney College and SeminaryVance-Granville Community College
College of Coastal GeorgiaLafayette CollegeSaint Johns River Community CollegeVanderbilt University
College of Eastern UtahLaGrange CollegeSaint Johns University Staten IslandVassar College
College of Mount Saint JosephLake Area Technical InstituteSaint Joseph's CollegeVesalius College
College of Mount Saint VincentLake Forest CollegeSaint Joseph's College MEVillanova University
College of New RochelleLake Superior State UniversitySaint Joseph's College PatchogueVirginia Polytechnic Institute State University (Virginia Tech)
College of Office TechnologyLakeland CollegeSaint Joseph's UniversityWaldorf College
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's UniversityLancaster Bible CollegeSaint Lawrence UniversityWalla Walla University
College of Saint MaryLandmark Baptist CollegeSaint Leo UniversityWarner Pacific College
College of Saint ScholasticaLatter Day Saints Business CollegeSaint Louis College of PharmacyWarren County Community College
College of Santa FeLehigh UniversitySaint Louis University Madrid CampusWartburg College
College of Southern MarylandLenoir Community CollegeSaint Margaret School of NursingWashington and Jefferson College
College of Southern NevadaLenoir-Rhyne UniversitySaint Martin's UniversityWashington and Lee University
College of the AtlanticLesley UniversitySaint Mary's College (IN)Washington Bible College
College of the MainlandLester L Cox College of Nursing and Health ScienceSaint Mary's College (MD)Washington Hospital School of Nursing
College of the OzarksLewis-Clark State CollegeSaint Mary's Seminary and UniversityWashington University
College of WestchesterLexington CollegeSaint Mary's University of MinnesotaWatkins College of Art and Design
College of William and MaryLiberty UniversitySaint Mary's University TexasWaukesha County Technical College
College of WoosterLincoln CollegeSaint Michael's College VermontWayne State University
Colorado Christian UniversityLincoln Technical Institute AllentownSaint Olaf CollegeWaynesburg University
Colorado CollegeLincoln Technical Institute ColumbiaSaint Peter's CollegeWeatherford College
Colorado State University Ft CollinsLiving UniversitySaint Thomas Aquinas CollegeWebb Institute
Columbia Union CollegeLon Morris CollegeSaint Thomas UniversityWebber International University
Columbia UniversityLone Star College SystemSaint Vincent CollegeWeber State University
Columbia-Greene Community CollegeLongy School of Music of Bard CollegeSalem State CollegeWellesley College
Community and Technical College West Virginia UniversityLouisburg CollegeSalisbury UniversityWentworth Institute of Technology
Community Christian CollegeLouisiana State University Baton RougeSalve Regina UniversityWesleyan University
Concordia CollegeLouisiana Tech UniversitySam Houston State UniversityWest Chester University of Pennsylvania
Concordia College New YorkLouisville Technical InstituteSan Diego State UniversityWest Shore Community College
Concordia University (Ann Arbor, MI)Loyola Marymount UniversitySan Francisco Art InstituteWest Virginia University Hospitals Radiologic Tech
Concordia University WisconsinLubbock Christian UniversitySan Francisco State UniversityWest Virginia University Morgantown
Contra Costa CollegeLuther CollegeSan Jose State UniversityWestern Career College Stockton
Cornell UniversityLyme Academy College of Fine ArtsSandhills Community CollegeWestern Carolina University
Cottey CollegeLynchburg CollegeSanta Clara UniversityWestern International University-Online
County College of MorrisLyon CollegeSanta Fe Community CollegeWestern Michigan University
Craven Community CollegeManatee Community CollegeSavannah College of Art and DesignWestern Nevada Community College
Creighton UniversityManhattan School of MusicSBS Swiss Business SchoolWestern New England College
Crossroads CollegeMansfield University of PennsylvaniaSchuylkill Health School of NursingWestern Washington University
Crown College (TN)Marian CollegeSeattle Pacific UniversityWestfield State College
Danville Regional Medical Center School of Health ProfessionsMarist CollegeSeattle UniversityWestminster College Pennsylvania
Dartmouth CollegeMarlboro CollegeSewickley Valley HospitalWestwood College--DuPage
Darton CollegeMarquette UniversityShawnee State UniversityWheelock College
Davidson CollegeMarshall Community Technical CollegeSimmons CollegeWhitman College
Davidson County Community CollegeMarshall UniversitySinclair Community CollegeWidener University
Dawson Community CollegeMary Baldwin CollegeSingapore PolytechnicWillamette University
Daytona State CollegeMaryland Institute College of ArtSkidmore CollegeWilliam Jessup University
Delta State UniversityMarymount Manhattan CollegeSmith CollegeWilliam Paterson University of New Jersey
Denver Academy of Court ReportingMaryville University Saint LouisSomerset Christian CollegeWilliam Penn University
DePauw UniversityMassachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied HealthSomerset Community CollegeWilliam Woods University
DeSales UniversityMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Sonoma State UniversityWilliams College
DeVry UniversityMaster's College and SeminarySouth Carolina State UniversityWilson College
DeVry University AlpharettaMatanuska-Susitna Community CollegeSouth Piedmont Community CollegeWilson Community College
DeVry University CAMayo School of Health SciencesSoutheast Technical InstituteWinthrop University
DeVry University CentersMcNally Smith College of MusicSoutheastern Bible CollegeWisconsin Indianhead Technical College
DeVry University HoustonMedCentral College of NursingSoutheastern Free Will Baptist CollegeWofford College
DeVry University Long Beach CAMercy College Dobbs FerrySoutheastern Oklahoma State UniversityWorcester Polytechnic Institute
DeVry University MissouriMercy School of Nursing (PA)Southeastern Technical CollegeWorcester State College
DeVry University TexasMercy School of Nursing (NC)Southern Arkansas University Tech BranchWord of Life Bible Institute
Dickinson CollegeMercyhurst CollegeSouthern California Institute of ArchitectureWright State University Dayton
Digipen Institute of TechnologyMessenger CollegeSouthern Catholic CollegeXavier University
Divine Word CollegeMessiah CollegeSouthern Connecticut State UniversityXavier University Louisiana
Dominican College of BlauveltMiami Dade CollegeSouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleYellowstone Baptist College
Dominican University of CaliforniaMiami UniversitySouthern Methodist UniversityYork College of Pennsylvania
Dowling CollegeMiddle Georgia CollegeSouthern New Hampshire UniversityYork St John
Drake UniversityMiddle Tennessee State UniversitySouthern University Agricultural and Mechanical CollegeYork Technical College
Drexel UniversityMiddlebury CollegeSouthern Utah UniversityYoung Harris College
Duke UniversityMidreshet Lindenbaum

Since policies can change or be unclear, definitely write to or call up the school you're interested in to ensure you understand how they consider SAT scores during the admission process.

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Which Colleges Superscore the SAT? (1)

Now that you know which schools superscore the SAT, what can you do with this information?

Superscoring can benefit you after you apply to colleges, but it can also be a helpful strategy as you take the SAT. If you're applying to schools that superscore, you yourself can superscore, in a sense, when you're taking the SAT.

What I mean by this is that you can concentrate on building up your highest composite score across test dates rather than trying to achieve it on a single test date. You could prep intensively for one section each time you take the SAT.

Of course, this method was a bit more helpful for takers of the old SAT, which had three separate section scores out of 800. The new SAT will combine your Reading and Writing scores, so you'll essentially only have two section scores to "superscore." However, the concept of building up your highest composite score against two or more test dates still applies.

How can you use this strategy and become an SAT super-scorer yourself? Read on to find out.

If you use this strategy, then you should start taking the SAT early, perhaps in the spring of your sophomore year or the fall of your junior year, so that you have enough test dates to build up your superscore.

If you're one of those students caught in the transition between the old and new SAT, then unfortunately this strategy might not be available to you. If you're retaking the SAT with the new version, then you'll probably have to treat it as its own separate set of scores. And if all the changes get just too confusing, you could always take the ACT! There are a bunch of colleges that superscore the ACT, too.

Unless a college explicitly discourages it, don't worry about taking the SAT too many times, as long as you don't exceed five or six tests—getting a higher score helps your application a lot more than taking it one too many times hurts it. Plus, unless you're caught between SAT versions, you don't have to feel anxious about the possibility of retaking the test and getting a lower score than you did previously (unlikely as this is).

At the same time, remember—everything in moderation. Even if schools superscore, college admissions officers are still people who might get thrown off if they see huge variations in your scores, especially compared to all of the other candidates. So don't just skip your Math section completely!

In conclusion, you should give your best effort on any SAT you take while also being strategic about building your highest superscore section by section. If you're researching school policies on superscoring and Score Choice, then you're already doing the most important thing: being thoughtful and intentional about every aspect of your college application to put forward your strongest candidacy.

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