Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section: The Score Choice policy at your school is an important part of your testing strategy.
Reed College has the Score Choice policy of "Highest Section." This is also known as "superscoring." This means that you can choose which SAT tests you want to send to the school.
You must take either the SAT or ACT to submit an application to Reed College.
More importantly, you need to do well to have a strong application.
With a GPA of 3.9, Reed College requires you to be at the top of your class.
You'll need nearly straight A's in all your classes to compete with other applicants.
There are so many applicants scoring 32 and above that a 30 will look academically weak.
If you're taking the ACT as opposed to the SAT, you have a huge advantage in how you send scores, and this dramatically affects your testing strategy.
Even though the highest total you scored on any one test date was 1000, Reed College will take your highest section score from all your test dates, then combine them to form your Superscore.
You can raise your composite score from 1000 to 1400 in this example. Because you can choose which tests to send in, and Reed College forms your Superscore, you can take the SAT as many times as you want, then submit only the tests that give you the highest Superscore.