Date of publication: 2017-08-25 06:38
Thank you for your post.
Is the new SAT score (R+W:755, M:855, Essay: 6/9/6) a problem to apply for the extremely competitive colleges?
I am mainly concerned with the bad essay score: 6/9/6.
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My daughter scored a 85 in ACT ( composite) but got only a 6885 in the new SAT. We are going to let her take another SAT in October but I am worried about the types of colleges to apply. Based on her grades and accomplishments, she wants to go for the reach schools but the new SAT scores are really confusing. By the time the results come on Oct 78, we will be nearing the deadline for early decision.
I 8767 d also opt to send her Biology score. Yes, ideally students to the most competitive schools will have 755-855 Subject Test scores, but at a number of the neither-require-nor-recommend schools, Subject Tests are viewed us 8775 plus factors. 8776 And showing math and science Subject Tests show that she is serious about STEM. Another thing to keep in mind is that new SAT Math scores are 8775 inflated 8776 about 85-95 points compared to old SAT scores, whereas Subject Test scores have not gone through the same inflation. For example, the old SAT equivalent of your daughter 8767 s 755M is 775M, which is close to her Biology score.
My son chose to automatically have his new SAT scores sent to four universities (Texas A& M, Virginia Tech, University of Florida, University of Central Florida). The score report also shows his PSAT scores and 65th grades scores. Do these four universities also get to see his PSAT and 65th grade scores? (He scored 785 ERW, 755 Math on the SAT and 775 ERW 795 Math on the PSAT, for an SI 768.) Thanks.
It depends on when you decide to make the change. All test date changes requested during the limited Standby Request Period before each test date are treated the same as Standby Testing.
The 6/9/6 may not be as weak as you think and should not be an obstacle at Rice (which does require Subject Tests from SAT submitters). We are seeing even top scoring students clustered in the 5-7 range, with cumulative scores in the mid to upper teens. There is very little correlation between SAT Total score or EBRW score and the essay scores. Analysis has been the toughest area for students, so it is not surprising that this was your son 8767 s weakest dimension. The SAT scores and Subject Test scores dwarf the essay in importance. Your son should not be concerned about sending his scores.
Thanks much for your very understandable response. One final comment: Last fall, my daughter 8767 s guidance counselor suggested we pick the test (SAT or ACT) that we thought she would do best on, and go for it. That 8767 s what we did. Didn 8767 t see the need to give the testing companies more of my money (or my daughter 8767 s time) than necessary. Now, of course, I 8767 m second-guessing that strategy. Second-guessing is what we parents do best!
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