SAT extra time

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  1. DeltaHunter

    DeltaHunter Member

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    Hello! I have a very quick question. If one has extra time on the SAT, will the academies still accept the score?
     
  2. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    What is the reason for the "extra time?"
     
  3. frenzymando

    frenzymando Banned

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    The reason doesn't matter, they won't accept the scores.

    This is from the Air Force Academy admissions website: "Test scores must be achieved under national testing conditions on a national test date. We do not accept nonstandard (extended time), or special scores"."
     
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  4. DeltaHunter

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    Ok thanks for the information.
     
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    One additional piece of info for the parent who posted the original question. If your student has extra time on the SAT because they have a qualifying learning disability, IEP, etc. that allowed them to apply for extra time -- you will want to become familiar with the rules concerning disqualifying conditions which can affect a student's ability to be considered for admission before your child gets too far into the application process. My point is that even if your child does not take advantage of the extra time (takes the test under regular conditions) their recorded IEP, learning disability, etc. may prevent them from being accepted. My daughter graduated from the USAF Academy -- her younger brother was not able to apply because of disqualifying documented learning disabilities with IEP in high school (which we knew was a disqualifying condition but not all students/parents/guidance counselors realize that when beginning the process).
     
  6. FalconsRock

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    I think the original poster is a candidate, not sure if the extra time is related to his football injury, but I think Frenzy is right, it won't be accepted.
     
  7. DeltaHunter

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    Thanks for the confirmation on that. Someone i know at school has extra time and it made me curious about the application process.
     
  8. DeltaHunter

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    I don't have extra time. Someone i know does have it though. I was curious about how that would affect the application process. He's looking into the naval academy. My football injury hasn't hurt me mentally. Im still able to do well in school.
     
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  9. Maplerock

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    When that enemy aircraft is approaching at 800 mph, just radio him and ask for a little extra time to figure out your response to the attack.
     
  10. DeltaHunter

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    I dont have extra time. Someone i know does though. I had an argument with him about this. The people who replied to this thread confirmed my side of the argument.
     
  11. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Relax Delta... we are just discussing the finer points of why this rule is in place. Perhaps you can give your friend Maplerock's explanation.
     
  12. DeltaHunter

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    I did tell him. Now he believes me and wants to get rid of the extra time now. I didnt take offense. I was just reiterating that i didnt have it.
     
  13. jersey2016

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    Naval Academy and Air Force Academy will not accept SAT scores taken with any accommodations. The College Board doesn't code the scores in any way that a SA, or any college for that matter, would ever know. However, this information will be disclosed when the school guidance counselor's report is sent to Admissions--questions are asked whether student has IEP, does he or she gets receive extra time to take tests/ does he or she have/make use of any classroom accommodations? Does he/she take medication to control symptoms of ADD/ADHD? We were told to have school Child Study Team "declassify" any student who wishes to apply to a SA during their Junior year of high school. . .that way the academy can evaluate academic performance over that 1-year period--without any accommodations-- and see how the student functions. Learning disabilities are supposed to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. However, needing medication to support daily functioning is a medical disqualifier. Once "declassified" the student applying to SA should then take SAT with NO extended time.
     
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