Thoughts on Superscoring Standardized Test Scores?

I'm a rising Sophomore who is beginning to apply for internships in Boutique IB, PE, and HF for Summer '22. Is it generally accepted to Superscore my ACT when it is asked for? For reference, my ACT was 34 Composite, 35 Superscore. Thanks!

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 9, 2021 - 12:40am

If you note its your superscore than it's fine, but if someone asks what you got on your act and you say 35 when that was your super score and your composite was a 34, you lied.

Will anyone catch the lie? Probably not, firms don't check, but it's a slippery slope between that and other lies in your professional career which eventually catch up to you. I promise you won't get hired or not hired based on having a 35 or 34 act, just tell the truth and accept the score you got-no one gives a shit.

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