SAT Score Choice: Which SAT scores do you send?
The SAT Score Choice is an SAT score-reporting policy that allows student applicants to choose which SAT scores and SAT Subject Test scores they would like to send to their universities and colleges of interest. This optional feature gives students the chance to select their best scores to send instead of having all their scores sent automatically by the College Board.
Students are advised to follow each university or college’s requirements for reporting SAT scores. The score-use practices are categorized in terms of which SAT scores will be considered:
- Highest section score across all test dates (Version 1 and 2) – Highest Math (M), Critical Reading (CR) and Writing (W).
- Single highest test date (Version 1 & 2) – Total of M + CR + W.
- All SAT scores required for review.
- Contact institution for specific information and description of practice.
For a full SAT Score-Use Practices List by institution, go to:
The SAT scores are often used by the schools for admissions and program or level placements. The schools will receive only the scores the students send, except for some universities that are on a system which allows them to view the submitted score. When students register for the SAT, they receive FOUR free score reports with the registration fee and the College Board encourages students to take full advantage of the reports.
Lastly, Score Choice does not affect score reports sent to individual students or their high schools. They will both continue to receive all the SAT scores. The official SAT reports must come directly from The College Board. For more information on Score Choice, please go to: