Missouri university to begin 'superscoring' applicants

7 months 6 days 17 hours ago Saturday, December 09 2017 Dec 9, 2017 Saturday, December 09, 2017 12:47:00 PM CST December 09, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH (AP) — A university in northwest Missouri says it's going to start allowing applicants to submit their best college admission test scores from different exam dates.

The Kansas City Star reports that Missouri Western State University announced this week it will allow incoming freshmen next year to "superscore" their ACT results in an effort to boost the number of students eligible for academic scholarships.

Students who take the ACT typically receive a composite score, which is a compilation of the results from the individual sections for a single exam. Superscoring allows students who have taken the exam more than once to submit their best scores from each of the ACT's four sections regardless of the testing date.

The Princeton Review says more than 200 schools nationwide allow superscoring.

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