When I what-if my score to 2250 instead of my superscore of 2200, the chances for all my schools increase, some by just 2%, others by 11% or even more than that. Should I take the SAT for the 4th time or is it just not worth it?
I believe all SAT scores must be reported. Stop at your current 3. Some admissions officers count excessive test taking against the applicant. Don't be a test junky. That being said, if you have not taken the ACT, give it a shot. A composite score of 34, 35 or 36 would be impressive (more so than a 2200 SAT superscore).
Note: A demonstrated focus in areas other than testing is very important in candidate screening. There are always applicants with 2300 to 2400 SAT scores being passed over in favor of the 2150 to 2200 applicant with a good hook.
I think Steen is right. All SAT scores must be reported. Some universities choose to superscore, others only except the single highest composite score. You might want to take the ACT. Many people earn a higher score on the ACT than the on SAT. Having said that- I scored a 2200 on my first SAT attempt, due to an embarrasingly low Math score. I am going to retake it, since my score can only go up if a university chooses to superscore.