new SAT scores

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  1. kjang0613

    kjang0613 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    My previous SAT scores were: Math - 620 CR - 570
    NEW SAT scores: Math 620 (didn't improve) CR - 630

    does this significantly help my profile at all?

    Profile:

    Academics:
    Un-weighted Cumulative GPA after 6 semesters: 3.971
    Class rank: 24th out of a class of 381 (un-weighted)
    Honors/AP Classes taken/taking: Honors English 9, Honors Biology, AP Spanish, AP Literature, AP Composition, AP Psychology, AP Calculus

    Athletics:
    4-Year Letterman for Softball All-Wesco Honorable Mention 3rd Baseman (Junior year), Coach’s Award (Sophomore year)
    3-Year Letterman for Soccer All-Wesco Honorable Mention Goalkeeper (Junior year), Most Improved (Junior year)
    Competitive (travel) Soccer Participated from 5th grade to 11th grade

    Leadership:
    • Elected by teammates to be Senior Captain for Softball
    • ASB Treasurer (Senior year)
    • National Honor Society President (Senior year)
    • Link Crew A-Team (Senior year)
    • Salt and Light Leadership Team (Senior year) – Salt and Light is a Christian club at my school that meets once a week
    • Yearbook Writing Editor (Senior year)

    Volunteering:
    • Volunteered at Steven’s Hospital Freshman – Sophomore year (~5 hours a week)
    • Volunteered for my church’s AWANA program: Sophomore year – Junior year (~3 hours a week)
    • Volunteer for my 5th grade teacher, tutoring kids: Sophomore year – Present (~2 hours a week)
    • Volunteer for my elementary school PE teacher: Junior year – Present (~1 hour a week)
    • Coached a Kindergarten boys’ soccer team my Senior year (~3 hours a week)
    • Volunteered at Lakeside Bible Camp for three weeks during the summer of my Junior and Senior Year (three weeks straight, two summers
    in a row washing dishes and cleaning bathrooms)

    Employment:
    • Cashier/Clerk at Bartell Drugs since October 2009
    • Average 8-15 hours/week

    Other:
    • T-Bird Award Nominee (October 2010) – Given to students who exemplify great school spirit and outstanding leadership capabilities


    I was told that my SAT scores are holding me back :frown:
     
  2. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

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    Sure it does. Your new SAT is now a 620 M and a 630 CR, since West Point superscores.

    Is it enough? I don't know - you need to address that question to your MALO or admissions officer.

    My advice - FWIW - schedule the ACT and schedule another SAT.
    Study the Math especially and see if you can get that up. Additional testing does not hurt your record.
     
  3. Maximus

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    The scores (SAT and GPA) are competitive and class rank sounds good, what city/state are you from?
     
  4. kjang0613

    kjang0613 USMA 2015 Appointee

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    I am from WA-01, no LOA or anything which is worrying me, although I know that the LOA is not the ultimate goal! It'd be nice though...
     
  5. freedomtruck

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    To my understanding, you need to have at least high 600s if not 700s in all three sections of the SAT to be considered for an LOA. Unless your other credentials are phenomenal however.
     
  6. Ken2012

    Ken2012 Prospective

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    Hey there, sorry to steal the thread but I need some SAT help.

    Which SATs do West Point look at? Is it the Reasoning or the subject tests?

    I was wondering because I'm setting up some tests with my guidance counselor for next month. Thanks!
     
  7. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    Reasoning. That will be Math, Literature, and Writing.

    Most schools don't ask for Subject test at all. They test knowledge on certain subjects (Us History, Wrld Hist, Chemistry, certain languages, etc. )

    Only one school I am applying for even asks about subject test.

    GOOD LUCK!!:thumb:
     
  8. Ken2012

    Ken2012 Prospective

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    Thanks. :smile:

    I didn't want to take the wrong test. Especially with SLS opening next month.
     
  9. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    Good gracious

    this year is flying by.:eek:
     
  10. AKH

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    The SAT Reasoning Test tests reading/english skills, not your knowledge of literature. SLS really only looks at your PSAT scores because that's normally the only thing the majority of juniors have taken yet, so its easier to look at all the applicants and determine a cutoff score.
     

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