Which Colleges Superscore ACT?

Are you worried about low scores in ACT, looking for alternative ways? Learn about the ACT Superscoring, colleges that Superscore ACT and more.

Updated by Selva Kumar on 7th October 2020

Superscoring ACT is the process where the college considers the student’s highest score from each subject area (English, Math, Reading, and Science) across different test dates and they are averaged to get a new composite score (Superscore).

For example: If a student took the ACT thrice, the following is how a student’s marks table looks.

Test Dates

English

Math

Reading

Science

Composite

February

31

28

34

24

29

April

32

29

32

28

30

July

34

27

35

27

31

So when considering the highest score in each subject area, the student’s superscore would be as follows:

Superscore

English

Math

Reading

Science

Composite

34

29

35

28

32

 

List of Colleges that Superscore ACT in 2020

According to ACT policies, it is found that approximately 64% of the colleges follow this scoring process.

Here is the complete list of schools that superscore ACT

Benefits of ACT Superscoring

Superscoring helps you in the admission process in case if you are applying for colleges that use superscores to determine your ability.

Even if you are looking to apply for colleges that don’t consider ACT Superscoring, then you can Common Application or Universal Application enables you to apply to over 500 colleges across the United States.

Through that application, you can fill your scores from each section on the ACT, irrespective of the date you scored them, but that doesn’t mean that you should take the ACT multiple times unless you want to waste your time and money.

Conclusion

A focused study plan will help you to build a strong superscore. It can be a great asset and beneficial for your college application. You can concentrate on one to two sections for each test date to build up your highest ACT superscore. Every piece of your application is important to building a successful whole. 

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