NEW YORK — The College Board has announced the official launch of Score Choice™, a new SAT® score-reporting feature designed to reduce student stress and improve the test-day experience. Score Choice gives students the option to choose the SAT scores by test date and the SAT Subject Test scores by individual test that they send to colleges — in accordance with each institution’s stated score-use practice.
Colleges and universities use test scores in different ways. “We recognize that a ‘one size fits all’ approach to college admissions does not reflect the diverse needs of today’s colleges and universities,” said Laurence Bunin, senior vice president of the SAT Program. “Score Choice will give students more insight and clarity into how colleges and universities use test scores for admissions purposes.”
The College Board has developed a new, easy-to-use, student-friendly score-reporting system that will display the score-use practices of participating institutions to students when they register for the test on collegeboard.com or when they order additional score reports. The registration process has also been enhanced by allowing students the ability to select their test center and determine seat availability. A comprehensive list of participating colleges and universities’ score-use practices will be made available on collegeboard.com for counselors, students, teachers and parents this month.
Score Choice Facts
- Colleges and universities will only receive the scores that students send them. Scores will not be released for admission purposes without a student’s specific consent.
- Students who have not reported scores to any institutions will receive special e-mail reminders when traditional score-submission deadlines approach.
- Score Choice is optional, and if a student does not actively decide to use it, all of his or her scores will be sent automatically at the time of ordering a score report.
- Scores from an entire SAT test will be sent — scores of individual sections from different test dates cannot be selected independently for sending.
- Students can send any or all scores to a college on a single report — it will not cost more to send one, multiple or all test scores.
- Students are responsible for complying with the admissions requirements of the colleges, universities and scholarship programs to which they apply.
The College Board
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board is composed of more than 5,600 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools and 3,800 colleges through major programs and services in college readiness, college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT® and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities and concerns.
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