When students register for the ACT exam, they have the option to send the results to four colleges or universities. Each year I learn of students that do not take advantage of the option to send their scores to four schools for free. Since additional score reports cost $12 each, choosing not to send scores when registering for the ACT is like throwing away $48!
The reasons vary why students do not send their scores right away, but one concern is that sending a low score will harm an applicant’s chances for admission. Not true! Students that are not satisfied with their first ACT score often take the exam again and can also send that score to colleges and universities. Rest assured, UW System campuses use the highest composite ACT score for admission.
Some of the UW System campuses require official ACT scores at the point of admission consideration. This is another reason why students should register for the ACT and send the scores (for free). Need information about campus policies regarding official test scores? The UW HELP Office has made it available for you at: uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/admissions/freshman/guidelines.aspx