How will this look to colleges??

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By Gmf05 (Gmf05) on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 04:48 pm: Edit

I got my National Merit notice today and of course they will release my PSAT scores to colleges I designate. How will colleges view my change(s) in scores? Will they see my most recent SAT score negatively?

October (PSAT) 67 V 80 M 76 W
December (1st time SAT) 740 V 710 M
January (1st SAT II's) 730 Writing (800 Math IIC)
March (2nd time SAT) 800 V 800 M

Will there be enough good math scores for them to realize that the 710 Math was just a bad day?

Will they see the verbal as going up or just a fluke? (I just got much better at critical reading.)

By Studyguy346 (Studyguy346) on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 08:56 pm: Edit

1600 looks good for any college. Calm down.

By Wishful_Thinker (Wishful_Thinker) on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 08:57 pm: Edit

a - colleges are going to see it as improvement
b - they'll want you
c - you shouldn't be worried
d - great scores!
e - i envy you =)

By Staticsoliloquy (Staticsoliloquy) on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 01:49 am: Edit

f) to get into selective colleges, you gotta go past the score too which leads me to
g) everyone who applies to a selective college like MIT, HYPS, and CalTech obviously has outstanding stats in terms of SAT, GPA, class rank etc.
i) look past the numbers
j) find your passion

By Wishful_Thinker (Wishful_Thinker) on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 06:04 pm: Edit

yes definitely, staticsoliloquy couldn't have said it better. you shouldn't be worried about your SATs as much as distinguishing yourself b/c in the end, it's YOU as a whole, not just ONE TEST SCORE.

By Aim78 (Aim78) on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 06:32 pm: Edit

Stop worrying, you got a perfect score. That's all that matters.

By Ihatesats (Ihatesats) on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 08:19 pm: Edit

March (2nd time SAT) 800 V 800 M

1450 to 1600 in fewer than 3 months. I believe you. I really do. O_O

By Buttcrack (Buttcrack) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 04:19 am: Edit

why was this thread even created? lol

By Nemocraze (Nemocraze) on Friday, April 23, 2004 - 07:47 pm: Edit

question, how did you make such a huge improvement in your SAT score? what/how did you study?

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