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18 days ago
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Retaking the SAT as a transfer

I’m hoping to transfer to Columbia University following my freshman year of university and I’m wondering if I should consider retaking the SAT to increase my chances of admission? I got a 1320 on my S …

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21 days ago
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SAT Freshman Year

I started to study for my AP Test and I was interested in taking the SAT as well. I’m currently a freshman, but I scored a 1340 on 8/9 PSAT (cap is 1440) and by the end of this year I will have finish …

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a month ago
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SAT prep plan, do class now, or wait when between second

Hi all! Hope everyone reading this doing well. I had a question regarding SAT prep. I'm currently a junior in high school and I'm a late bloomer in terms of starting the SAT. I found a seven week Prin …

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2 months ago
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can i make up for not having extracurricular?

Gpa= 4.43

SAT= 1600

community service hours= 200

My school did not have anything I was super interested in. I wanted to know if these things can make up for it.

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🎉 First post
2 months ago
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How To Calculate SAT Score And Digital SAT Score?

Hello Friends, Here I Found One Great SAT Score Calculator And Digital SAT Score Calculator With Full of Advanced Features. But We Are Confused How To Calculate Here Here SAT Score And Digital SAT Sco …

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3 months ago
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Best tips to increase your SAT score?

I know colleges now are test optional, but I was wondering if submitting your SAT would still be beneficial. However, I didn't do very well on my most recent one (1200) and so I was hoping if anyone h …

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🎉 First post
3 months ago
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ACT help

Hey,

Lately I've been told by a lot of people to take the ACT (for context I'm a sophomore in high school). I have no idea what this really means. Like I know what the ACT is and I know from google wh …

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3 months ago
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Currently a Junior and need guidance.

Hey, I currently have a 2.3 UW GPA, 3.0 W and am wondering where I should be applying to. My SAT 1st try was a 1520 and I am going to retake it hoping for a superscore. I also attend a prestigous publ …

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3 months ago
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Accidently self-reported scores to my test optional schools

I self-reported my SAT scores in the General information of the Common App for the schools I wanted to submit my scores too. However, I thought that for the schools I choose not to send my scores too …

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4 months ago
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Should I retake the SAT for ivy and ivy equivalent apps

So ACT scores came out today and I got a 36 (35 math and sci, 36 eng and reading, writing pending) but I have a 1510 SAT, meaning the ACT looks better obv but if I had say a 1560-70 SAT would it reall …

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4 months ago
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How important is SAT in college admission?

Hello, I'm a junior in high school, and I took the SAT (paper version) two times recently. I got 800 math for both times, but my English score went from 620 -> 590. I'll be taking the digital version …

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5 months ago
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My school won't let me take the PSAT. How can I take it?

Hi! I'm a freshman in high school and (as you may know) I am nearing the end of my first semester. I wanted to take the PSAT to see what I need to study, but my school only lets Juniors take the PSAT. …

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5 months ago
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going Test-optional

Is there a disadvantage to applying test-optional as an international student?

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5 months ago
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Standardized Testing Advice

So this may sound like a dumb question, but I'm in tenth grade and I just got my Pre-ACT scores back. I got a 34 and 33 on the reading and English sections, but didn't do very well on the STEM section …

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5 months ago
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Sending SAT scores

Hi all, quick question.

I need to send official scores to 7< schools that I have applied/am applying to. I took the SAT twice, and scored slightly worse the second time. Should I send both scores, or o …

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6 months ago
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Should I Submit My SAT Score?

I have been studying for the sat for months now, but can't seem to score higher than a 1420. I am taking it one more time, but do not expect to see a large score increase. I have a list of colleges th …

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🎉 First post
6 months ago
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Test Optional

Hi! I am a Senior applying to colleges this year and I am worried about test-optional versus submitting. I am in the top 10% of my grade, an uw GPA of 3.8657, a list of 9 AP, 2 Nearby college courses …

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6 months ago
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Can colleges see how many times I take the SAT?

So far I’ve taken the sat two times with a highest score of a 1420. I plan to take it again in October but worry that I will not get the score I want, and have signed up to take it in November as a ba …

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6 months ago
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Accidentally sent all of my SAT scores

When I sent my scores I forgot to select only my top score and sent all 3 of my SAT scores. I did worse on my latest attempt so I don't want to send it. How can I unsend It? I don't care if I cannot g …

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7 months ago
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Is 1440 a good SAT score?

I am a student from India and I attempted the SAT without studying at all and scored 1440.

I wish to attend the Wharton School of Business so is this score enough?

What if I apply test-optional?

Can I g …

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