SAT Scores.... should I send these??

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  1. K_Delrosario

    K_Delrosario Prospective

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    Hello all here is what my score report for my SAT will look like if I send it. Should I send it?

    December 2008 June 2009

    Critical reading- 590 Critical Reading- 580

    Math- 550 Math- 590


    I focused my studies on math the second time around which was why my CR score dropped slightly, but I dont know if I should send these because they arent above 1200. Feedback please on whether I should send this report to USNA.
     
  2. K_Delrosario

    K_Delrosario Prospective

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    If I don't get a 1200+ on M/CR combined, are my chances shot? I'm only like 20+ points away which isnt that much, but IF I dont, will my chances at appointment to USNA be diminished? To be general, I have a very strong application otherwise.
     
  3. Maximus

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    Relax, just take them again this Fall and you may do better, not that those are terrible, they're not, they're respectable and part of a "whole person" package.
     
  4. ENSmom

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    You might consider taking the ACT also. Often students do considerably better because the test's focus is different. It is my understanding that admissions uses the higher scores from either test.

    Good Luck.
     
  5. Mindy G

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    Take the ACT and retake the SAT. When you take the ACT remember it is different than the SAT as there is no penalty for guessing. The Academy is looking at the entire package so if your scorces stay yhe same maybe you have other qualities that will offset them. Best wishes in your journey
     
  6. America's Finest

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    SAT/ACT makes up just a fraction of your whole person package. It, alone, will not decide if you get an appointment or not.
     
  7. xrunmariarunx

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    I agree with everyone; Take the ACT and retake the SAT. Personally, I found the ACT to be a lot easier and ended up taking the SAT five times (because I did so badly), compared to once for the ACT. Heh. But yes, take it as many times as you can. You never know when you'll improve.
     
  8. USNA'02

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    Below is a "direct" cut and paste from the USNA catalog. Obviously getting your packet in early is beneficial as they are already looking at candidates for the class of 2014, but if you are wanting to try to increase your test scores taking it one more time isn't going to hurt. I think I took the ACT 4 times each time specifically focusing on one area more than another knowing that USNA took the best combined scored of ALL ACT tests I took. Looking at your scores now, you are just under 1200 (1180). If you are confident you can improve than go for it, but keep in mind the longer you wait the few spots that will be left. I don't know how competative of a state you come from, nor if you are eligible for a Presidential nom or not but things to take into consideration.

    The Naval Academy’s Admissions Board uses the highest combination of verbal/critical reading and math scores from all SAT or ACT tests taken by a candidate. The writing section should be taken by all candidates. Therefore, candidates will normally enhance their competitiveness simply by taking both the SAT and the ACT more than once.
     

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