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Discus: Ivy League Schools: Harvard University: 2004 Archive: SAT IIs
By Saxfreq1128 (Saxfreq1128) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 04:53 pm: Edit

What kind of SAT II scores is Harvard looking for? Please don't say just 800s, I know that isn't true.

By Hsseniorpa (Hsseniorpa) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 06:01 pm: Edit

i got a 760 Writing, 760 Math IIC, and a couple 700's in Chem, US History, and Literature and I got in

By Saxfreq1128 (Saxfreq1128) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 07:22 pm: Edit

Are scores in the 650-690 range too low, then?

By Canadian_Idol (Canadian_Idol) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 08:10 pm: Edit

they have their own system of "grading" the SAT II scores. On a scale of 1-5, 1 being the best, 760-800 is 1. Below that Im not entirely sure. So based on this system, 750's suffer.

By Maud (Maud) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 09:31 pm: Edit

do you have to have more than 3 SAT IIs? Does it look better if you have more?

By Saxfreq1128 (Saxfreq1128) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 11:51 pm: Edit

Are they really that important??? If you have great SAT Is, great ECs, national recognition, and a 3.8 gpa, but you have IIs in the 600s, will you be substantially less competitive?

By Saxfreq1128 (Saxfreq1128) on Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 04:42 pm: Edit


By Iamyourfather85 (Iamyourfather85) on Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 08:20 pm: Edit

Well, you should really have those SAT IIs up in the 700s. SAT IIs measure achievement in a particular subject, rather than reasoning (which I think is a much better measure of a student's ability). So my answer is yes; SAT IIs in the 600s will make you less competitive, unless you get them up. Anyway, national recognition might be a hook, so good luck!

By Saxfreq1128 (Saxfreq1128) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 12:54 am: Edit

Thanks! I was just curious, because a friend of mine is a Bulldog now---and he had 1280/510/610/630. So I was just curious if SAT IIs, or even Is for that matter, are even worth obsessing over. I can only do my best, if that means my best is an 800, great--if not, that's okay too. I've decided that I'd rather define myself by my non-academic achievements than by my grades and scores, and if Harvard, or any other school, cannot accept that, screw 'em.

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