Do my SAT2s hurt me?





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By Thecritic22 (Thecritic22) on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 01:25 am: Edit

I'm in the top 15 percent, competitive special program

GPA: (3.56 Unw, 4.4 weighted...ALL APs/honors/advanced classes)
Freshman: 3.22
Sophomore: 3.5
Junior: 3.87
Senior: 4.0

SAT1: 730 Verbal, 800 Math
SAT2s: 690 Math2c, 680 Writing, US history soon.

Great ECs (lots of leadership)

Yale
Brown
Swarthmore
Wesleyan
Haverford
UVA
Vassar
UMD
Brandeis
Oberlin

SAT1: 730 Verbal, 800 Math
SAT2s: 690 Math2c, 680 Writing, US history soon (predicting 650 since i didn't take AP US his).

Which are safeties/matches? Do i even have a shot at yale?

Will my SAT2s really drag me down?

By Mzhang23 (Mzhang23) on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 09:43 pm: Edit

the lack of any 700+'s on your SATII's will definitely hurt you. A high score in MathIIC isn't too hard to get, nor is a 700+ in Writing.

You have a shot at your other schools, but top schools like Yale like to see good SATII's, especially in Writing. Therefore, you have a slim but still possible chance of getting into Yale.

By Belial (Belial) on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 09:52 pm: Edit

I had 780 Physics, 730 Math, 610 Writing.

Verbal 740, Math 670.

I don't think my chance at Cornell Engineering is very strong.

BTW, Mzhang23 - I almost thought someone was impersonating my real name with that nickname!

By Me1 (Me1) on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 11:42 pm: Edit

Did u prep much for your SAT IIs? If you didn't, I would recommend reviewing a little & retaking. Unless you studied for ages & feel that you can't do any better, it seems like you have a good chance to break 700 on your SAT IIs w/a little more prep.

By Xbloodlossx (Xbloodlossx) on Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 12:15 am: Edit

you have a shot, but you ought to take those SATII's again.

By Thecritic22 (Thecritic22) on Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 03:38 am: Edit

I prepped for math by going through a whole kaplan book. I raised it from a 650 to a 690. I have a ton of trouble budgeting my time, though.

I did not prep too extensively for the writing.

I have one last chance to take the SAT2s on Dec 6th. I need to figure out how to study for US history because i haven't taken the class since 9th grade. Will working through a book (kaplan or barrons) be enough?

ARrrrrrgh. what do you guys think?

By Thecritic22 (Thecritic22) on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 01:55 pm: Edit

bump...help!

By Demonllama (Demonllama) on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 06:59 pm: Edit

don't bother taking US history if you haven't taken the class since freshmen year. why not take another SATII, something related to a class you took more recently?


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