Score Choice

With Score Choice™, you can put your best foot forward by choosing which scores you send to colleges. Choose by test date for the SAT but keep in mind that some colleges and scholarship programs require you to send all your scores.

Note: This option is not available to any of your free score sends you may select when you register to take the SAT on a weekend or when you take the SAT as part of in-school testing.

Watch the video below for a step-by-step guide to Score Choice.


When can I use Score Choice?

You can use Score Choice for any scores you send online or by phone, but you can only choose between tests that are already scored.

Score Choice is not applicable to any of your free score sends you may select when you register for the SAT on a weekend or when you take the SAT as part of in-school testing; those scores are automatically included in those score sends.

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Do I have to pay extra to use Score Choice?

There are no extra fees for choosing which scores to send to a single college. Any or all of your scores can be sent to a college.

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Can I choose to send only part of my SAT score?

No, you can't choose to send your Math score from one test day and your Reading and Writing score from another test day. You can choose which scores to send by test date. Scores from an entire SAT are sent.

Note: Some institutions use superscoring, which means they consider your highest section scores across multiple test dates.

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How can I find out if I need to send a college all of my scores?

When you send scores through your College Board account, you'll see score send policies for any college or scholarship program you choose. You should check college websites to make sure you have the latest information. You're responsible for knowing current score send policies.

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What if I decide not to use Score Choice?

If you decide not to use Score Choice, all your scores will be sent to the colleges you choose. Score Choice applies only to the scores you send to colleges. You and your high school will still receive scores from all of your test dates.

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Should I send all my scores?

Since most colleges consider a student’s best score, you can send all your scores. If you’re unsure which scores to send or if your college has not shared their policy, we recommend you send all scores.

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Does Score Choice affect my participation in Student Search Service?

Although colleges use Student Search Service™ to find students with SAT scores in a certain range, they are not provided with actual SAT scores. Participating in Student Search Service is not the same thing as sending official SAT scores to colleges.

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Does the College Board tell colleges how to use SAT scores for admissions?

No, colleges set their own admission policies and decide how they'll use test scores. We recognize that there's no "one size fits all" approach to college admission. You'll see the SAT score-use practices of participating colleges when you sign in to your College Board account to send scores.

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Can colleges opt out of Score Choice?

Colleges cannot opt out of or reject Score Choice. Score Choice is a feature available to students. However, some colleges require students to submit all SAT scores. Be sure to check college websites to learn more about their score send policies.

Colleges set their own policies and practices regarding the use of test scores. College Board does not release SAT test scores without student consent. Colleges and scholarship programs receive only the scores applicants send them.

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