Should I use Score Choice?

You probably shouldn’t use Score Choice. (If you don’t know what Score Choice is, see previous question “Do I get to choose my best mark? ” )

Many schools, including Ivy League universities, look at all your tests and take the highest score from each section. So you are better off sending all test dates.

From USC: “For students who take the SAT more than once, USC records the highest scores for each section – Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing — even if achieved in different sittings.”

From Harvard University: “We consider a student’s best test scores.”

Yale University requires students to send all test dates for the SAT: “An applicant’s testing history provides useful contextual information to the admissions committee. With a full testing history, the committee is able to look at a student’s highest officially reported score on each section of the SAT.”