A2A. When applying to a UC school, can you combine an essay score from one SAT with the overall (out of 1600) score from another SAT? “No. For students who take the SAT or SAT with Essay, we use the highest combined score in critical reading, math.
The average SAT score of admitted students to University of California-Santa Cruz is 1175. If you or your child is applying to UC Santa Cruz, scoring above 1175 means the SAT is working in your favor. Scoring below 1175 means the SAT is working against you. Moreover, if your child scores above 1290, the 75th percentile score at UC Santa Cruz.