Our office receives a lot of questions about superscoring. Well, to be honest, it’s just one question that we receive often: “Do you superscore?” In a word: No. But let’s take a step back and define superscoring. Since most applicants to UW campuses submit ACT results rather than SAT, we will use the ACT to demonstrate. Superscoring occurs when a college takes the highest subscores from various test dates to get a new, higher composite called a superscore.
For example, assume that Stella takes the December ACT and gets the following subscores:
Stella has earned a composite score of 25.
Stella then takes the February ACT and gets these subscores:
She still earned a composite score of 25.
When a college superscores, it combines the best subscores from all test dates, which are:
These averaged subscores give Stella a superscore of 27.
You will find a listing of campuses that superscore the ACT at this website: http://www.collegeadmissionspartners.com/college-testing/colleges-superscore-act/
Students are welcome to take the ACT multiple times, if they and their families decide that is the best way to proceed. However, for UW campuses, each test date stands alone when admissions offices consider composite scores.