Reapplicant - Retake SAT/ACT?

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  1. anne99

    anne99 Member

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    Based on these scores, would retaking the SAT/ACT be helpful? DS has not spoken to anyone yet to see where his application was lacking but needs to be planning for this now.

    SAT superscore: CR 650, Math 710, Writing 600, Essay 8
    ACT superscore: Eng 29, Math 35, Read 27, Sci 26, Write 25
     
  2. MiddyB

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    You're good. Focus on taking Plebe-like Courses and doing well.
     
  3. Sydney C.

    Sydney C. Member

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    ANYTHING of significance he can do to improve his application will help. In this instance, moving that ACT English (which is one of two main scores they focus on) to something in the 30's along with a couple of the others can only enhance that resume.

    While you may, or may not, discover what held him back, a closer and honest self examination of his application will often be self revealing. Have admitted applicants had scores like this? Sure they have...but if you're playing poker with this hand with an opportunity to get a better one to ensure you really do have a winning hand...wouldn't you take it? What have you got to lose?
     
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  4. ChuckUSNAdad

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    Keep in mind we have not heard anything with respect to super scoring between the old and the new SAT format. This does not rule out super scoring, but keep in mind lots other universities are not super scoring those SATs taken pre March 2016 and those since. Also tip, that there are lots of great test prep materials out there that can help increase a score. There is a lot of prevailing thinking I the test prep world that the SAT is not a measure of intelligence, rather of critical thinking. Those techniques that rule out 2 of the 4 possible answers increase the odds of a correct answer from 25% to 50% and could help.
     
  5. anne99

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    Totally forgot about the new format taking effect. That sort of throws a wrench in the decision to retake or not, or would it?
     
  6. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Your best option is to talk to your Admissions Counselor. They can best tell you whether to re-take the SAT/ACT or focus on strong college grades.
     
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