FAQs

Does it matter if I took the old SAT or the new SAT?

It does not matter if you took the SAT before or after it was redesigned in March 2016. St. Edward’s accepts scores for the old and new test. Although the combined scores add up slightly differently between the old and the new test, the College Board has created a score converter that allows us to match new SAT scores to old ones. Furthermore, the differences in combined scores reflect the changes to the new test and the way it is scored, not the difficulty of the test.

Does St. Edward’s require the new SAT essay?

The redesigned SAT includes and optional essay portion, and St. Edward’s University does not require it for our applicants. However, if a student took the essay on the new SAT and would like to provide a score, he or she is welcome to do so. Please keep in mind that a submitted essay score will not impact our admission decision or consideration for scholarships.

How will super scoring work?

St. Edward’s does superscore the SAT. However, given the SAT redesign this year, we can only superscore tests taken prior to March 2016 with other tests taken prior to March 2016, and tests taken March 2016 or later will only be superscored with other tests taken March 2016 or later. We do not superscore the ACT.