|By Phatman1416 (Phatman1416) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 09:13 am: Edit|
I'm taking the SAT 2 Physics in November however Im taking AP Physics B currently. Ive done some outside studying on my own however Im not sure whether or not my score will be up to par or something respectable. Im applying ED an I've been told I have a good shot with all my stats. I have a legacy, Dad works wiht the D.C Alumni review committee, URM, 1410 SAT, 3.75 GPA, terrific ECs, 740 writing, 690 IC, taking IIC in November and aiming for a 800. Also I'm getting my Physics teacher to write a supplemental short pararaph explanation for the adcom not to weigh the SAT 2 score too much because I show great potential and I have an A for the first quarter. So what do u think? Will that keep me from being accepted or what?
|By Cb43087 (Cb43087) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 05:45 pm: Edit|
u can ask a teacher to do that?
|By Phatman1416 (Phatman1416) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 07:15 pm: Edit|
bump....My college counselor recommended doing that...
|By Phatman1416 (Phatman1416) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 08:17 am: Edit|
|By Glory (Glory) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 11:59 am: Edit|
yeah, my question is along the same lines: took SAT II writing today- probably a 10+ essay but didn't do the last 10 problems on MC(didn't realize that there were 60 not 50 problems total..lol)
So question: does columbia place a whole lot on SAT II...particularly writing- which they require? Can it be deciding factor... b/c out of all my stats, i would say my SAT II scores are the lowest 740/710/writing(hoping for 700+). My SAT is 1540.
|By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 12:10 pm: Edit|
I would say as long as you have something above 700 you are in the ballpark. Of course the preference is for a 750+ but I don't think a 730 instead of a 750 will be the deciding point in whether one gets accepted or rejected.
|By Garland (Garland) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 07:44 pm: Edit|
Maybe this will make you feel better: my son's SAT 2s: 760 writing, 720 math 1c, and two 640s. Got in ED.
|By Editrix (Editrix) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 08:19 pm: Edit|
Why take the physics SAT2 at all? What about some science course that you have completed (say, bio or chemistry)? Or perhaps the literature test?
|By Pedro7487 (Pedro7487) on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 11:07 pm: Edit|
physics is honestly a joke...the scale is ridiculously easy
|By Phatman1416 (Phatman1416) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 12:50 am: Edit|
im applying to seas...
|By Glory (Glory) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 12:53 am: Edit|
(mr./mrs.) Garland - thank you, it really does- but then again, he probably had spectacular ECs/SAT to boost.
|By Garland (Garland) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 10:18 am: Edit|
Glory: his SAT was high, and his ECs showed lots of involvement, but no spectacular achievements. Basically a kid who loved band, and was interested in astronomy. He wrote what I think was a really strong essay, and his interviewer went to bat for him bigtime. I'm not sure what tipped it, but his SAT 2s didn't keep him out.
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