SAT test

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  1. eaglescout68

    eaglescout68 Member

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    Hi,
    I took the SAT and got a Reading 450,Math 360 Writing 410. I am wondering if I should retake it again, I don't think I can get a massive amount higher. However, I am a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and will get AuxOp which is the highest level of training in the auxiliary. to get that honor one must complete a search and rescue course, navigation, weather, and seaman course. more information can be found by typing in AUXOP to a search engine.
     
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    I'm pretty sure those scores aren't qualifying, so in order to get appointed you would have to take it again. You should aim for above 600+ on the math and critical reading part on the SATs.
     
  3. eaglescout68

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    I just don't see that happening my GPA is a 3.2. I am just bad at those standard tests.
     
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    retake

    I have been using these forums for a while and those scores will not work you need to retake if you want to get into USGA or even be considered . you should aim for 600+ or even higher in the 700. also try the ACT.
     
  5. Stevewar2

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    Whole Person

    So, you have terrible SAT scores. Your GPA is not that great and you want to go to a SA? Are you a blue chip athlete? Do you have a special talent? Are you a severely under represented minority? Do you know a SUPE? If not, you are not in the ballpark going straight from HS. My scores and GPA were a lot worse than yours. My only route was active duty and prep school. IF you really want to go to a SA there is always a way. Find yours!
     
  6. kinnem

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    It may be a bit late but it might help to take a test prep course. These can really help as there are strategies you can employ in taking these tests. Also, try the ACT. Some folks do much better on it. Give it your all. You may not get it but at least you'll know you did your best... and it will help with any other college plans you might have as well.
     
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    You can absolutely improve your scores (and need to) You need to do the practice tests, so you get your timing down and see where your weaknesses are. If a formal prep course is not an option, do the online tests and get hold of as many practice books as you can- from the library, your school, swap editions with friends. If you want it -you need to work hard to jump this hurdle!
     
  8. eaglescout68

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    SAT

    Hi,
    I will work harder on the SAT. I am going to give the academy my 1250 SAT and retake it. In addition I am going to get AUXOP the toughest thing to get in the coast guard auxiliary. I am writing a paper about the academy and my advisor is an AO at the academy.
     
  9. PupNSuds

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    You may already know this but the academy superscores test scores, so if on one test you got scores of 400R, 400WR, 600M, and on another test got 600R, 600WR, 400M, they would view your test scores as 600, 600, 600. I also know someone who has a friend who is in the CGAux and went to the CGAS program.

    You can always check the College Board website (collegeboard.com) and search for the Coast Guard Academy. They do a good job of breaking down the percentage of people who got in with certain scores and GPAs. Although the information may be a bit outdated since CGA has become a lot more competitive in the last few years.
     

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