10 months ago
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Should I send my SAT score?

I have a 3.5 GPA (unweighted, and Fresh to Junior year) and have taken 8 AP classes (18 available at my HS). I have a 1350 superscore SAT, I am applying to the University of Michigan (in Ann Harbor), it is my reach school. Now Ik my SAT is below their average, but so is my GPA. I wanted to ask even though my SAT is below their average, should I send it? Will it make my also below-average GPA look better? If it helps to answer I started out with an 83 weighted GPA freshman year and finished Junior year with a 97 (Softmar year was a 93). I have taken 5 AP's as a senior. Please answer if you can, I really would appreciate it! (:

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[🎤 AUTHOR]@LukeH10 months ago

Also, please don't flag this as a "chance me" question, I do show my profile info, but I'm not asking for my chance to get into MU; I'm just asking if I should send my SAT score.

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10 months ago

LukeH, since College Vine recommended submitting an SAT score if it within 60 points of the lower bound of the 50th percentile I would do this for UMich. Their latest common data set for 2020 shows a 1340/1530 middle range and 1350 is on the inside of that range so you are okay there.

I'm more concerned about your UWGPA since it is just 3.5 for 9th through 11th, and maybe you get up to 3.66 with your mid-year GPA if you have straight As with your 5 APs and assuming they are weighted 5.0 as on a 4.0 scale.

That being said, only 9.2% of admits had GPAs between 3.5 and 3.74. 56% had between 3.75 and 3.99, and 32.8% had a 4.0. The overall average UWGPA is 3.88 for the Class of 2024 so it's going to be a long shot, to be honest.

Nevertheless, fingers and toes crossed for you! Good luck!


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