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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: July 2004 Archive: Tough Call
By Mercury (Mercury) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 11:56 am: Edit

I scored 1520 (800M, 720V) on my SAT I in my first sitting.

I scored these in my first sitting of SAT IIs:
770 Math IIC (83%)
750 Chem (89%)
720 Writing (85%)

3.8 UW, 10% in class

I plan to apply to the following schools for engineering:

Penn State
Rutgers
Lehigh
Carnegie Mellon
Cornell (ED)
Johns Hopkins
Tufts
UPenn
Cooper Union
Columbia

So as you can see, I'm basically like every other applicant academically. For engineering, should I retake my 770 Math IIC? I know I can get an 800 but I don't know if it's worth the trouble. 800 is only 90th percentile so I get the feeling that an 800 is "expected" for engineers.

And what about my Writing? I scored a 7 on the essay portion and still pulled off a 720. Is that good enough for Cornell Engineering?

By Guitarshredder (Guitarshredder) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 12:00 pm: Edit

Don't worry about it...

By Mercury (Mercury) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 02:55 pm: Edit

So everybody agrees?

By Smartgirl (Smartgirl) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 03:16 pm: Edit

I think it is in the wrong category...it should be in "What are the chances?"

By Mercury (Mercury) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 02:00 am: Edit

Well this question isn't about my chances at the schools, but specifically whether my SAT IIs should be retaken. I do see your point, though.


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