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SAT, ACT, & AP Score Reporting

How do students report their scores?

  • Students are responsible for self-reporting their scores in each of their applications for college  
  • Students are responsible for sending official score reports (from either College Board or the ACT) to all the schools to which they are applying

Please note: Scores are not posted on the SSHS transcript.

 

 

Score Reports: Reporting Procedures

California State University system:

  • If you list a CSU campus as an ACT score report recipient, your scores will automatically be sent to all campuses to which you submit an application
  • If you list a CSU campus(es) as an SAT score report recipient, your scores will automatically be sent to all campuses to which you've applied.  You can use the systemwide institution code (3594) on College Board's website to ensure all CSU campuses to which you've applied will receive your scores

For more information on reporting ACT & SAT scores to CSU campuses, please refer to their link in the Cal State Apply application

 

University of California system:

  • Students only need to send one official score report from the ACT or SAT to one UC school and ALL 9 campuses will be able to access the student's scores

AP Advanced Placement Score Reporting

Colleges do not require official AP score reports as part of the initial college application process. They only need to self-report them as part of the college application. However, once a student has committed to a college/university and they now want to claim the AP credit, they must request an official score report sent to their school. 

 

Viewing and Sending AP Scores Online

By July you will be able to view your AP scores online and submit an online request for additional score reports for colleges, universities, and scholarship programs. You will not receive scores in the mail. Visit apscore.org to learn what you need to do to be ready to get your scores in July. 

 

Your online score report will include all of your AP scores if you’ve tested in the last four years. The fee for additional score reports ordered online is $15 per report. The fee for rush processing for additional score reports ordered online is $25 per report. If you need to send your scores (2012 and earlier) to colleges before the online service is available in July, you can make your request by mail or fax: see Additional Score Reports below for details. If you have not taken an exam in the past four years, you must use the archive score reporting service (see below for more information).

 

Other AP Score Reporting Options:

AP scores can also be ordered by mailing or faxing a signed, written request to AP Services at:

 

AP Services

P.O. Box 6671

Princeton, NJ 08541-6671

Fax: 610-290-8979

  

When requesting these score reporting services from AP Services, you must include the following information in your request:

  • The score reporting service(s) you are requesting
  • Your full name, home address, phone number, gender, date of birth, AP number(s) and Social Security number (if you provided it on your answer sheet)
  • The name and address of your school
  • The full name of the exam(s) for which you are requesting the service (e.g., “English Literature and Composition,” not “English”) and the year(s) you took the exam(s)
  • A credit card number and expiration date, or a check or money order for the exact amount due (make checks and money orders payable t AP Exams)
  • When requesting additional score reports: the name, city, and state, and four-digit college code(s) of the college(s) you would like to receive the report

 

Click here for more information about AP Score Reporting

What is Super-Scoring on the SAT test? Can it help me?

Over time, the College Board and the college admissions officers have made their approach to the SAT Test more flexible. In an effort to allow students to show themselves off at their best, the College Board and college admissions officers have allowed them to highlight their best efforts on the SAT Test. This began with the College Board’s re-introduction of score choice in 2008, whereby students could elect to send or withhold their SAT Test score after seeing the results. This eliminated the stressful gamble of trying to guess how you did on the SAT Test and if you wanted the world to see that score before you knew the results.

 

Furthermore, taking after a practice that college admissions officers employ themselves, you now have the informal flexibility to consider your SAT Test results through the awesome lens of Super Scoring. Super Scoring involves taking the highest section scores from multiple SAT Test sittings and creating a composite. Although the College Board itself does not take on this practice, unlike score choice, it has become commonplace in the college admissions process. The common application even has a section now where you can superscore your tests.

 

 

Do any colleges use Super Scores on the ACT?

 

Until recently, most schools only practiced super scoring for the SAT. However, in recent years the ACT has caught up to the SAT in terms of the number of students taking the test, and last year the number of ACT test-takers surpassed the number of SAT test-takers for the first time ever. Superscoring the ACT is when you take the best subscores from multiple test dates (i.e the best English, best Math, best Reading and best Science) and take a NEW average for the composite score. Click below for a list of colleges that superscore the ACT.

 

For more information about colleges that superscore, click here.