Which Colleges Superscore the ACT?


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Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Jan 3, 2020 17:02 IST

American College Testing or ACT is a standardized test for students looking for admission to undergraduate schools in the US and Canada. The exam has been developed to evaluate the written, mathematical, verbal and scientific skills of the candidates. Students looking to appear for their ACT are required to register online for the exam by creating their student profile. The results are published on the official website of the exam and students who have successfully appeared for the exam can check their results by logging into their ACT student account. Students appearing for their ACT will be relieved to know that there are no eligibility criteria to appear for the exam. Students of all ages and grade levels are eligible to take the ACT exam.

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ACT Scoring

Before we jump into answering your question, let us first understand how the ACT is scored. Each section of the ACT (English, Math, Reading, and Science) is scored on a 1 to 36 point scale. The composite score is the average of all four tests. Students taking the optional writing test will receive a writing score on 1 to 36. The writing score does not affect the composite score.

ACT Superscoring

Now to answer your question on ACT Superscoring. Superscoring is a process under which the college considers the student’s highest scores for every section across all the dates he has appeared for the exam. So colleges that super score ACT is those colleges that take into consideration the student’s highest Math, Science, Reading and English scores that the student has achieved on all the dates he has appeared for the ACT exam. The college/university would then calculate an average of the highest section scores together for a new composite score for that particular student. Below is a list of universities/colleges that superscore ACT scores.

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Colleges/Universities Superscoring ACT

Albion College

American University

Boston College 

Baylor University


Florida State University

North Carolina State University

Lehigh University

Seattle University

Miami University

Trinity College  


University of Chicago   


University of Georgia

Trinity University

UMass Amherst

University of Connecticut

University of South Florida

University of Miami      

University of North Texas

University of Rochester

University of Tennessee

University of Pittsburgh

University of Tampa

University of Vermont

Candidates are always advised to check with the university about whether the college superscores ACT scores or not. The information is readily available on the official website of every university. Candidates should practice caution while attempting too many ACT exams as this would send wrong signals to the university authorities.

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