A New Way to Report Your SAT Scores - Page 2
But wait! it can be even MORE confusing! Some colleges really, REALLY want good scores, but still want to take the single highest test date. So they will strongly encourage you to submit your scores each time you take the SAT, so they can decide the test date that THEY consider the single highest test date. That might help a college that requires high math scores, but they don't particularly care as much about the non-math scores. Again, sending your scores to these colleges each time you take the SAT can benefit you by allowing them to consider you for more scholarships and opportunities.
And then there are the OTHER colleges. They simply, flat-out require all SAT scores from every test date, and they are all required for review prior to admission. They will use those scores and evaluate your children in any way they want to. And yet the College Board insists that colleges and universities will only receive the scores that students send them.
Since colleges each have their own policy about SAT Score Choice, you have two options. You can either carefully weigh every detail about every college you will apply to and all the information they provide about Score Choice. For that option, this "SAT Score Use Practices List" may help you.
The other option is to simply give all scores to all colleges. They each have their own policy about it anyway. It can save a lot of worry. Unless you are very concerned about a below average score on a section (below 500 on any single portion of the test) it may not be worth your effort to worry about SAT Score Choice.