IS THERE ANY ADVANTAGE?





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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: May 2003 Archive: IS THERE ANY ADVANTAGE?
By Jlq3d3 (Jlq3d3) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 01:29 am: Edit

Is there any advantage to taking more than 3 sat2s if you already get good scores on 3. In theory, is it better to get 4 750s than to get 3 750s or do they just count the top three anyway. Also, I know colleges require that u take writing and math. But if your highest 3 scores are not both of those, which do they count when deciding your admission if they say they take the top 3 scores.

By Drusba (Drusba) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 09:37 am: Edit

Most schools that require three scores will count only three regardless of how many submitted -- and schools that require particular scores, like in writing and math, are going to count those and ignore others even if you submit a dozen others. Otherwise, if they require three, they will usually count the 3 highest scores if you submit more than 3. If the school wants three, then it is not better to have 4 750's rather than 3 750's. The test scores are only one factor considered by schools that usually require SAT II's and if they have one person with 3 750's and another with 5 750's, they are not going to say to themselves: oh, there is difference here because of the number of scores submitted.

By Apguy (Apguy) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 03:32 pm: Edit

>>The test scores are only one factor considered by schools that usually require SAT II's and if they have one person with 3 750's and another with 5 750's, they are not going to say to themselves: oh, there is difference here because of the number of scores submitted. <<

Not quite true. Three SAT IIs are only *required* for the admissions officers to evaluate you. However, once the adcoms start deliberating around their little round table, seeing a student who has reached the top 5-1% in science, math, english, history and language seems more well-rounded and stronger in all fields than does a candidate who only did well in chem/physics/mathIIc.

The fact that one person is very strong in more subjects than the other is staring them in the face and they aren't just going to ignore it.


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