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What SAT score is too low that should I not submit?


With schools providing the option to not submit scores, what would probably be the breakoff point where it's probably best not to submit your SAT scores if you have any lower than that to competitive school such as the UC's?


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As long as you have a decently good score, send it. A lot of applicants will not send because they don't have to.

To know if your score is good, look up your dream college's scores. For example, at UC Berkeley, the average SAT score is a 1380, with a 25th percentile of 1260, and a 75th percentile score of 1480. In other words, a 1260 places you below average, while a 1480 will move you up to above average.

If you're above the 50th percentile, you should definitely send it. If you use the Collegevine chancing calculator it also will tell you what the average person with your demographic background received, for a more accurate result (the numbers I gave are for the entire class). Again, if you're around or above average, sending your scores will never hurt.

I hope this helps. Good luck!