What do colleges see when you send them your ACT score?
Finals are more challenging than standard unit tests because they contain material from multiple units; in other words, they’re cumulative. Not only do you need to remember the information you learned this month, but also information you may have learned at the beginning of the semester! However, learning a few key skills to learn will help you with your finals and any cumulative test you face.
After working hard for three years to perfect your high school transcript, you may be ready to let those senior year grades slip and sink into senioritis. But before you do, there’s something you should know: to colleges, those senior year grades count. They could even affect your admissions decision.
College admissions officers look at a variety of criteria when evaluating your college application: your SAT or ACT score, your high school GPA, and your extracurricular activities. They also take a look at your high school transcript. But how important are your high school grades, in particular your junior year grades, for college admissions?
College Board’s SAT Score Choice policy is pretty straightforward: it means you choose which of your SAT scores are sent to colleges. But why would you use score choice? How does it compare to super scoring? And does any of this apply if you send the four free score reports you get for each SAT test to colleges?