When planning for college, you will need to have your child take high school tests. You can find out all about high school tests in my article, High School Subject Tests Simply Explained.
When using high school test scores, some college will "super-score" test results. That means they will look at each individual sub score earned each time you have taken the test. They will choose the highest sub score of each test, rather than the highest overall test score. Colleges decide on super-scoring, not parents, but if a college does super-score tests, it can improve your child's statistics, improving the chance of colleges. Let me show you an easy example using simple round numbers.
Suppose your child got these score results:
It works the same way with the ACT. Some colleges will super-score those results as well.
Taking the SAT or ACT twice will allow colleges to "super-score" if that's their policy, and that can maximize your scholarship awards.
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