Your transcript shows your record that is academic in context of the college, but, since one college can be quite distinctive from another, its beneficial to see proof of scholastic success that exists not in the context of one’s college. For this reason some universities ask candidates to submit an SAT or ACT rating.
For a lot of candidates, an SAT or ACT score can mirror their academic preparedness in this wider context. Should you feel your SAT or ACT reflects your scholastic preparedness well, then please go ahead and deliver this along with your application. Some domestic candidates may believe an SAT or ACT rating will not fully mirror their educational preparedness or potential. Should this be the actual situation for you personally, you could select UChicago’s test optional approach to application, and never provide SAT or ACT scores together with your application.