How To Decide Whether Or Not To Submit Your SAT Score
November 9, 2022
When it comes to Standardized Tests, like SAT, in the College Admissions process, US Colleges fall into 3 Categories:
Now, the first 2 categories are clear.
Test Optional is complicated. Over 1000 US Colleges and Universities have left it to you (the student) to decide whether to Submit your SAT Score or Not, as part of their college application!
This means: If you Submit your SAT score, a Test Optional college may consider them during the admissions process.
Therefore, Experts counsel that You will be in a stronger position, if you have taken the Test. You can then decide either to Submit or Not on a College by College basis.
According to Forbes, Fall 2021 applicants to colleges fall into three categories regarding test submission in a Test Optional environment:
So, How do you decide whether you should submit your SAT score?
On my Podcast I posed this question to two High School Counselors
Here’s How You Can Decide:
For a given college/university, study what percentage of admitted students submitted Test Scores, and percentage that didn’t.
Then, you could elect to not submit the Test Score.
This may be a good way for you to decide, Whether or Not to send your SAT scores to the colleges you are considering.