ACT Superscores

ACT Superscores

UPDATE: Feb 4, 2021 – At this time, the Office is unable to accept ACT Superscores for eligibility for state aid.  The reason for this is that the Office can only accept official Superscores calculated and published by ACT, and ACT has delayed the publication of ACT Superscores due to COVID-19.  To learn more about ACT’s release of Superscores, visit the ACT website.


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


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