This month The College Board finally changed its policy for reporting SAT scores to colleges. The standard procedure is that you name the colleges and they get the test scores—period. If you take the SAT once and your scores are not great, those scores go to the college you are applying to. Then, if you take a second SAT and your scores are better, those scores, too, go out to the colleges you listed which you are applying to.
As of 2010, if you take the SAT multiple times you will now be able to control which scores go to the college you have listed to which you are applying.
This is good news.
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