Does Harvard Look at Combined Sat Scores?

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By Gxing (Gxing) on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 10:08 pm: Edit

For example, would Harvard value a combined of 1500 on 3 different SATs (taking the highest math and verbal) more/less/equal than getting the 1500 in one sitting with the same math and verbal? Thanks!

By Ubercollegeman (Ubercollegeman) on Saturday, July 10, 2004 - 12:20 am: Edit

Adcoms tend to not like test obsession. Taking the SATI three times is bordering on that.

The one sitting is definitely worth more.

By Albertfermat (Albertfermat) on Saturday, July 10, 2004 - 09:41 am: Edit

i dont think so. 1500 in three sittings is the exact sames as 1500 in one sitting. Thats because adcoms dont look at your records directly; a clerk of some kind just takes your highest math and highest verbal and thats what he reports to the adcoms. the adcoms dont have time to do that. if u dont believe, go look on the yale website, what i just told you is on their website.

By Ubercollegeman (Ubercollegeman) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 01:22 am: Edit

Right, I know about that, but at some point, people do look at how many times you took the SAT.

Multiple adcoms can be quoted that they dislike test-obsessed students.

By Northrams (Northrams) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 04:02 pm: Edit

i think theyd be more worried about someone who retakes when they already have a 1500, as some people on this board have mentioned doing, as opposed to someone who gets, say, a 1300 twice and then hits 1500 on the third shot.

By 007 (007) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 04:01 am: Edit

lets say i got a 1300 1st try, 1400 2nd try would it look bad if i took it once more to cross 1500?

By Gxing (Gxing) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:26 pm: Edit

what about 1570 on first try 800 math and 770 verbal and 1540 second try 800 verbal and 740 math. how would this combined 1600 compare with an actual 1600?

By Blankspace (Blankspace) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 02:54 am: Edit

I asked a Yale officer like a week ago at an orientation, and he quoted your situation saying he'd judge it just like all the other 1600's.

By Ubercollegeman (Ubercollegeman) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 03:57 am: Edit

Well, I could've been wrong.

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