Superscoring the SAT and ACT

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Superscoring the SAT and ACT

SMU began superscoring the ACT for admission decisions in Fall 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year and beyond.

  • An ACT superscore is a new final composite score that is made up of the best individual section scores across all ACT tests taken. The average of these best individual section scores is calculated to create a brand-new composite ACT score. Writing is not counted.
  • Students can report the superscore calculated. At the time of enrollment, students must produce each official sitting that would calculate to the score self-reported. For example, if three different ACT testings together create the superscore, SMU will need the results from each of the three testing administrations at the time of enrollment.
  • SMU does superscore the SAT. This practice has been in place for several years.

If you have questions about superscoring the ACT, please contact your admission counselor. Find and connect with yours at www.smu.edu/counselor.