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Question regarding SAT's

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by chris.nugent13, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. chris.nugent13

    chris.nugent13 5-Year Member

    Sep 18, 2011
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    I went to a Naval Academy admissions briefing over Thanksgiving break and was told that the Navy only looks at Math and Reading on the SAT. They also said that they will take the highest score of each of those sections. If this is true, would it be plausible to only study for one section on the test the first time and study for the other section the next time? I hope that makes sense. Thanks in advance and happy holidays to all.
  2. navy2016

    navy2016 5-Year Member

    Dec 30, 2009
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    You could do that but I wouldn't suggest that.
    Here's why:
    you are still going to have to apply to civilian colleges- some of them may not accept this

    Also try ACT
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  3. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016 5-Year Member

    May 23, 2011
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    You will also have to apply for nominations. Your congressman may not superscore so nicely.

    That doesn't mean you shouldn't play your strengths. For example, don't waste time studying for Writing or Critical Reading if you know you can get 750 and above on those sections; study hard for Math. Concentrate on your weaknesses.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011
  4. 1964BGO

    1964BGO 5-Year Member

    Nov 27, 2009
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    You are receiving excellent advice in the previous responses. You most certainly approach it as you wish, but it really seems less than efficient. I strongly recommend you take both the SAT and ACT exams at least once; there are differences and you well may discover one exam works to your advantage. The rest of the information is correct as presented - NAVY will give you the advantage of your best scores regardless of whether it is SAT or ACT and the sequence in which you scored your best marks. Keep taking the exams until you are comfortable that you have achieved your best scores. Remember, the SA's admissions processes are extremely competitive, and you should be aiming to be the absolute best candidate you can be! Best wishes.

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