ACT Superscores

ACT Superscores

The Office accepts official ACT Superscores for eligibility for state aid.  

How to Submit ACT Superscores

Students – The Office will only accept ACT Superscores from ACT score reports that indicate your full name, test date, and score information.  If you have a copy of your official ACT score report, follow these instructions to submit the document. If you do not have a copy of your official ACT score report to submit, you may:

  1. Request your high school counselor submit the score for you through MAAPP, or
  2. Log into your MyACT account (my.act.org) and request your scores be sent to a new institution.  Send scores to the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid (institution code #2431). There may be an additional fee to submit scores.  After sending your scores, please allow us two weeks to receive and process the scores before contacting us.  Please do not pay for more than one score submission.

Counselors – You can report both a composite score with test date and/or a Superscore in MAAPP.  Superscores may also be submitted as part of the high school grade file.  Superscores should only be reported if the Superscore was calculated by ACT and appeared in an ACT publication (score report, score file, or the student’s MyACT account).  Do not submit a Superscore that you have manually calculated.

Background

In fall 2019, ACT announced it would begin reporting Superscores in September 2020 for ACT test takers who have taken more than one administration of the ACT or have retaken subject sections of the ACT.  The IHL Board changed the IHL Admission Policy from using ACT Composite scores to ACT Superscores. Other Mississippi institutions followed suit. The Postsecondary Student Financial Assistance Board voted to also accept ACT Superscores for eligibility for state aid, beginning with first-time aid recipients during 2021-2022.  However, the Board stipulated that Superscores would only be accepted if calculated by ACT and published on the ACT Score Report.

What is ACT Superscoring?

ACT Superscoring takes the highest ACT subject test score (English, reading, math, and science) across all administrations, and recalculates a composite score based on the highest subtest scores:

Test Date English Math Reading Science Composite
February 17 18 19 21 19
April 19 19 20 22 20
June 19 18 22 22 20
Superscore 19 19 22 22 21

To learn more about ACT Superscores, visit the ACT website.

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