|By PK on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 - 08:36 pm: Edit|
Lately, I've been confused regarding SAT score reporting and ED/EA deadlines.
When I send in my application, I realize that I also have to tell the College Board to send my SAT scores to the college as well. Would this be sufficient? Or do I have to include the score reports in my application? I'm just scared that my scores will arrive from the College Board to the school that I am applying to and be disregarded or not properly matched with my application. Also, the school to which I am applying Early Decision has an application deadline of November 1st. Will an SAT I test taken on the November date reach the school in time?
Thanks in Advance!
|By Dave Berry on Thursday, September 27, 2001 - 08:08 am: Edit|
PK, ETS is very reliable in getting score reports out to colleges on time and the colleges are usually very reliable in seeing that the scores make it into the proper folders. If, for some strange reason, your ED/EA college mishandles your score report, they'll send you a letter telling you that your application is incomplete, even though the screw-up is not your fault.
Worst case, you'll have to buy another score report from ETS and have it sent to your ED/EA college. Had you posted earlier, I would have recommended that you take the October SAT I instead of the November administration. However, the late-registration period ended September 15. :-( You might find some colleges with a November 1 application deadline willing to wait for a November SAT score. Why not just call the admissions offices and ask them?
Best wishes for your successful ED/EA application.
|By Pat on Sunday, October 14, 2001 - 10:57 am: Edit|
I just read on another discussion site that the SAT I is being given on a Sunday. Is that true?
|By GFI on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 - 09:19 pm: Edit|
That would be politically correct and allow equal opportunity for various faiths...
|By Roger R. on Friday, October 26, 2001 - 11:05 am: Edit|
Tactical advice requested:
I am applying to a mix of Ivys and NE LACs. I have already sent out my scores: SAT I 730V 780M, SAT IIs- Writing 770, Chem 750, US Hist 760. On the October 2001 SAT I, I got 800V 690M. My SAT II MathIIc of 740 is held on score choice.
Question: should I resend my scores showing the higher verbal but lower math (most all of the schools I'm applying to SAY they only look at the highest scores across test dates). And what about the MIIc score: leave it on hold or send it (the percentile is much lower, 75%, than the other SAT IIs)?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
|By Patrice Kipps on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 01:57 pm: Edit|
I have just wrote the November 3rd SAT exam how long will it take me to know whether I get a part time or full time scholarship as an international student, and a score of 800 combine is it a good SAT score ?because I heard many students got a partial scholarship with a score of 800.
|By G. Dolianas on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 08:44 am: Edit|
Has anyone here been affected by the anthrax-delayed SAT score sheet issue from Trenton, NJ?
|By Dadster on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 01:45 pm: Edit|
Hmmm... sounds like another plus for online testing and electronic score transmission.
|By GatorDad on Friday, November 23, 2001 - 08:22 pm: Edit|
GD, was it only certain geographic areas that were affected by the mail delays?
|By G. Dolianis on Saturday, December 01, 2001 - 06:56 pm: Edit|
Does anyone happen to know at how many colleges SAT scores are currently optional? I heard someone say there are over 400 schools that have waived their SAT requirement, but I can't find a listing. Thanks, if you can help.
|By mom on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 01:33 pm: Edit|
Are there any scholarships available for students who score 800 on the verbal portion of the SAT?
|By Dadster on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 01:50 pm: Edit|
Hi, mom. If you check FastWeb, you might find something specialized like that.
More likely, though, a score like that (if accompanied by other strong scores and grades) might well result in some very good merit scholarship offers from schools trying to attract strong students. It won't get merit money at Ivies and the like, but once you get past the top 15 or 20 you start to enter the range where merit money kicks in. This is particularly true for private universitites and liberal arts colleges. State schools often have formula-based merit money, too. You can often find published criteria and cutoffs for awards. (Privates tend to be less forthcoming on exactly how merit money is awarded.)
The better your student looks in comparison the the average admitted student at a particular school, the greater the probability of picking up merit money. Good luck!
|By raghav sood on Sunday, July 21, 2002 - 10:28 am: Edit|
what would be the amount of scholarship if a students sat score is one best
|By sgandhi on Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 06:10 pm: Edit|
Could you clarify your question, raghav sood?
|By lilmimica on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 10:14 pm: Edit|
Is a score of 919 a good one on the SATs? Thanks a bunch!!
|By BBB on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 10:34 pm: Edit|
not possible, lilmimica.
|By Sal on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 11:04 pm: Edit|
how can you get a score of 919? the sat is scored in 10-point increments.
but no, that's not a good score. 1000 is average, and depending on where you apply, you'll need a lot more than average. socres of less than 1200 aren't really considered competitive anymore.
i'd take a prep class and try again...princeton review is particularly good at helping you with test-taking strategies, and that could make a big difference in a score below 1000.
where are you applying to? i'm really thinking that score will be too low to get you in anywhere. the other possibility would be to take the act, which people will sometimes score higher on (www.act.org).
|By Christine (Christine) on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 05:56 pm: Edit|
I agree that a score of 919 is probably not possible, but I think that saying that a score below 1000 will not get you in anywhere is a bit of an overstatement. I've seen many schools that have combined score ranges starting at about 900 for the middle 50% of students there, and one university started at 360. Many community colleges and other schools don't even ask for SAT's. I don't mean to be argumentitive, but people on this board seem to be very discouraging when it comes to SAT scores below 1200.
|By BBB on Friday, September 27, 2002 - 08:09 pm: Edit|
>>people on this board seem to be very discouraging when it comes to SAT scores below 1200<<
Only in the context of applying to elite schools, Christine. One's odds go down dramatically when stats are low - with a sub-1200 SAT 1, one really needs a fantastic hook at the top schools. OTOH, there are two or three thousand schools where a sub-1200 SAT is no problem.
|By Wilds on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 11:58 pm: Edit|
I took the SAT in tenth grade and got a modest 1090 (this was in 1990 and the test was a bit different than now). I never took the test again. Would 1090 (less than 1200) get you into elite schools? Not a chance standing by itself. I didn't need to take the test again because my high school resume included a lot of other things like National Honor Society, high GPA (3.92), high class rank (10 out of 440) All-state baseball and football, national art awards, regional science awards, community involvement blah-blah, etc. Schools, including elite schools, will overlook a modest SAT score if you have something else to offer the school. You've got to sell yourself. My modest 1090 SAT score helped me earn acceptance letters from West Point (with a little help from my Senator too), The Coast Guard Academy, The Merchant Marine Academy, Princeton, Penn, and Swarthmore. I had scholarship (partial and full) offers from a dozen other schools based on my academic record, which included the modest 1090. The point of all of this blabbing? Your SAT score is just one part of the admissions picture. If you got a 900 on the SAT, you'll just need to focus the admission office's attention on other parts of your application that prove you'll be able to cut the mustard.
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