Score Choice

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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 and by individual test for SAT Subject Tests—but keep in mind that some colleges and scholarship programs require you to send all your scores.

FAQs

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

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 in a single report.

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

When you send scores through your College Board account, you’ll see score send policies for any college or scholarship program you choose. SAT Score-Use Practices by Participating Institution (.pdf/1.5MB) also lists policies, but you should check college websites to make sure you have the latest information. You’re responsible for knowing current score send policies.

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 score reports you send to colleges. You and your high school will still receive scores from all of your test dates.

No. Score Choice allows you to select which scores are sent to institutions. It does not affect score-report timing or other policies and procedures that are not directly related to sending score reports.

No, colleges set their own 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 Subject Test score-use practice of participating colleges when you sign in to your College Board account to send scores.

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 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. The College Board does not release test scores without student consent. Colleges, universities, and scholarship programs will receive only the scores applicants send them.