Do You Have to Submit All Your SAT/ACT Scores?

Many students take the SAT or ACT multiple times in hope of achieving their highest possible score. We often get asked questions like, “What happens if I do poorly on one test?” or “Do I need to send all my scores to colleges?” The answer is pretty simple. It’s almost always no, with just a few exceptions. To clarify, the vast majority of colleges DO NOT REQUIRE STUDENTS TO SUBMIT ALL SCORES. They allow students to pick and choose which test scores to send. This process is, fittingly, called Score Choice.

However, there are some exceptions. Some colleges DO require students to submit all SAT and ACT scores. Here is a list of all the colleges that require you to send all test scores:

  • Barnard College

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • Cornell University (ACT only)

  • Duquesne University

  • Georgetown University

  • Rice University

  • Syracuse University

  • Texas A&M University

  • University of Miami

  • University of South Carolina

  • Yale University

All other colleges allow students to pick and choose which test scores to send.

Updated February 2019