Students hear the phrase, "SAT Score Choice" and wonder what in the world those three little words mean as they relate to the SAT Test. Score Choice is part of the SAT score reporting policy that allows students to send scores by test date to colleges – these are its basics. Due to worry about unfairness, policy was abolished in 2002 but reinstated for seniors graduating in 2010 and continues today. There are a few details you need to know about the policy, so here's a list of information about availability, reporting and more. First of all you can sign up via the Internet or by calling customer service to use SAT Score Choice. Also you may not take the test, and then decide to send only onesection of your scores (Critical Reading, for example). You will send your scores from the entire SAT exam taken that day in case you choose to use Score Choice to send scores from that particular testing date. However, you may decide to send any combination of your scores: all of them, just one of them, or a couple of your best in case you have taken the test multiple times. There are no additional fees for sending more than one set of scores to colleges and universities.

SAT score choice

You will still receive all of your test scores as will your high school. SAT Score Choice will not change your personal receipt of the scores. Score Choice is optional. You don't have to choose to send a particular set of scores – you may send them all, each time you choose to test. Most colleges and universities will consider the best SAT scores when they make admissions decisions. You'll receive an email reminder from the College Board urging you to do so in case you have not yet sent your scores to colleges. Please keep your colleges' preferences in mind about when they'd like to receive scores to make admissions decisions! They will not remind you about when they are due according to your college's deadlines although the College Board can remind you to send them. Many people believe that SAT Score Choice is not fair. They think that it offers students with more money a greater advantage than those who cannot afford to take the exam more than once – those who can pay registration fees. It appears to the college as if he's received very high marks after only one shot! The college may assume that Josh is just a great test-taker or exceptionally bright in case one student takes the test six times, improves each time, and opts to send only his best SAT score to the university of his choice. In case, on the other hand, another student only takes the test once because that is all his family can afford, and does as well as the first student did the first time he took it, then it appears as though is not as adept of a test-taker to the college admissions officers as Josh is.