Why should students send their scores if most schools are test optional?

College Board supports colleges introducing more flexibility and choice into the admissions process with test-optional policies. The SAT measures the skills and knowledge that students need to succeed in college. When used in context, SAT scores can help colleges enroll a more diverse class and support students once they're on campus.

The SAT continues to play a vital role in a holistic admissions process and continues to connect students to postsecondary and scholarship opportunities. Most students want to take the SAT, find out how they did, and then decide if they want to submit their scores to colleges. When surveyed, 83% of students said they want the option to submit test scores to colleges. This finding remains consistent whether or not students have taken the SAT and across race/ethnicity and parents' level of education.

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