Deciding Which Schools To Send Your Free ACT / SAT Reports To

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All SAT and ACT test-takers can get their scores sent to a maximum of 4 colleges for free. If you are applying to more than 4 colleges, the costs won’t be waived and you will have to bear the price of sending your ACT/SAT reports to those additional colleges. How do you decide which colleges you should send SAT scores for free?

Yes, it’s Free, But…

Yes, you can send SAT scores for free but there’s a risk to it. Keep in mind that you will not get a chance to see these scores before they are sent out. Depending on how you fared in the exam, this could be a huge disadvantage. You have no control over which scores you choose to send to each school. While it is free, be aware of the possible downsides to sending your scores. If you aren’t confident about how you did, you may want to wait until you get the scores and pay the price to send your scores.

Granted, if you take the ACT/SAT again, you can send in those scores and colleges will superscore your results. That means they’ll take the highest score in each subsection from across the two (or three, or four) tests you submit.

There are Plenty of Methods

Some choose the top four colleges on their list. Others pick four match or safety schools. Some students choose schools on their list who are test-required while others might be test-optional. Find which method works for you and submit away!

Want to see how your ACT/SAT score affects your acceptance odds? Check out College Raptor’s free match tool!

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