Triple Qualified and SAT

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by SHorvath, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. SHorvath

    SHorvath Member

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    My BGO just told me yesterday that I was triple qualified, and I was just wondering if I should keep retaking the SATs. My math and reading score is a 1340 and I'm signed up for the test in december. I was just wondering if I should sign up for the january test too.
     
  2. SHorvath

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    Sorry for the redundancy also...I posted this on my phone and it was getting a bit confusing.
     
  3. osdad

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    Retake it until you feel you've done your best.

    Remember, there are going to be more than a few kids who are 3Q'd that don't get appointments.

    While those scores are well within the range that get appointments, they are not in the Wow!!! range. I assume that you have studied and practiced for the Dec exam. If not, then maybe postpone until you can devote the time necessary to do so. Just retaking it does not make much sense as you're just as likely to lower your scores as raise them.

    (I wouldn't have the scores sent to the NA until you see them.)
     
  4. Whistle Pig

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    Agree ...take them until you're satisfied. They would appear to be "passing" ...unless you've 600 math and 740 verbal ...the reverse would be much more so. What is your breakdown?

    Don't worry about sending any, all scores to USNA. None will nix you. They can only help. If they are lower, they are not given consideration. If they are split, the new improved score is included, lower one simply ignored.

    Have you tried the ACT? Many do notably better on that test.

    But in the end, the "science" and precision implied in SAT/ACT test scores is more "art" in determining when you should cry uncle.
     
  5. Mongo

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    Only your MOC knows how competitive you are for his primary nomination. Only the Admissions Dept knows how competitive you are in the national pool. Historically SAT averages for those entering directly from high school have been slightly higher than yours and, as WP stated, with emphasis on e Math portion. My anecdotal observation is that those above the average on the whole seem to be successful in the national pool. Those below, depending on the remainder of their package, not so successful. My advice-take it until you are positive that you can do no better.
     
  6. SHorvath

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    I have a 690 math and a 650 reading. and I have tried the ACT, it was early in my junior year (before trig) and I got a 28 (not good at all). but I was thinking about just focusing on ONE test. is that wrong?
     
  7. LongAgoPlebe

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    An ACT of 28 (if that's your composite) is in the "very good" range. It is not uncommon for a student to do better on one or the other standardized tests. In this one person's opinion, it might be worth taking the ACT again - you're not far off from the "Wow!" factor on either.
     
  8. 1964BGO

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    I strongly recommend that prospects start taking the exams early and take BOTH the SAT and ACT at least once to determine which series works better for them. I would encourage you to squeeze in an ACT at your earliest opportunity to see if you can boost your cumulative score. Best wishes.
     

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