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Question: Weight on each SAT section

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Delta, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Delta

    Delta 5-Year Member

    Jan 13, 2011
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    Hello everyone,

    I have a question about the weight of each SAT sections.

    For example, if
    Candidate A: CR 740, Math 640
    Candidate B: CR 640, Math 740
    Candidate C: CR 690, Math 690
    Candidate A, B and C have all same total scores...

    Then who will be more competitive for admission? or all same?
    Because I heard that USAFA is Engineering school at CO,
    and also my ALO said that Math SAT is worth 2x Verbal.
    My DS is above "B" kind of student.. I'm worrying, because
    his CR score is not high enough... and also because of small 2016 class size.
    I want to hear your opinion.
    Thanks in advance,
  2. Dad

    Dad 5-Year Member

    Apr 25, 2010
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    I'm not sure that anyone on the forums is aware of how admissions calculates the academic portion of the whole person score. The ALOs on the forum can correct me if I'm wrong. The best you can do is to retake the SAT/ACT as often as possible to bring the highest score YOU can to your package. The ACT and SAT can still be taken in December, but I don't know if that will help your DS now.

    Your best bet is to have your DS focus on things he can change (ie. new leadership position, academic awards, etc.). Hang on for the roller coaster ride and best wishes to your DS (and you, too). :thumb:
  3. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator 5-Year Member

    Jul 26, 2008
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    While nobody on this forum will be able to definitely state: "USAFA/RRS gives XXX points for CR and YYY points for Math..." I can sorta give you my "opinion" based on 17 years as an ALO.

    Candidate A: CR 740, Math 640 VERY nice score...bit low on math
    Candidate B: CR 640, Math 740 EXCELLENT score, bit low on CR, SUPERB math
    Candidate C: CR 690, Math 690 Excellent scores

    Which of the three would I prefer? If I had to pick ONE, I would prefer Candidate B. Why? Because while the CR is "okay" (make no mistake, 640 is good...not awesome, but GOOD) the 740 in math is really stellar. It will score nicely.

    Is it worth 2x the CR. NO. Is it a good hit?!


    USAFA '83
  4. daw

    daw 5-Year Member

    Aug 8, 2011
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    IMHO (and it is strictly an opinion!), based strictly on test scores, I believe "candidate B" is much more competitive... Like your DS, my DS is also a B type of candidate, and has an LOA from USNA in hand! :)
  5. Delta

    Delta 5-Year Member

    Jan 13, 2011
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    Thanks for answer

    Hello Steve,

    Thank you very much!!
    I really appreciate that.

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