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International SAT Test Dates same as in US?

Are the SAT testing dates for other countries the same as the testing dates in the US?
08 Apr '16, 18:25 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Minimum SAT score for Princeton?

I'm thinking of applying to Princeton, but I'm concerned about my SAT scores. I didn't do too well on the PSAT. What's the minimum score goal that I should shoot for if I want to have a good shot at being accepted?
05 Apr '16, 12:37 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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2230 SAT superscore - should I take the test a third time?

I've taken the SAT twice, and I have an 800 on Math, but my highest Reading and Writing scores could be improved (770 and 660 respectively). I think I can get an 800 on the Reading section, and I'd like to raise my Writing score into the 700 range. Is it worth it for me to retake the test to earn a ...
01 Apr '16, 17:48 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How can a military veteran prepare for the June SAT?

I never took the SAT in high school because my bad grades and lack of direction had me on the fast track to the Marine Corps. Now I'm back from my second deployment and trying to use my GI Bill benefits to attend University of Washington. Do you know what a competitive score would be for UW and do ...
01 Apr '16, 14:43 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Study for ACT and SAT Simultaneously?

Is it a good idea to prepare for the SAT and ACT simultaneously? What if, for instance, I want to take the ACT in September and the SAT in October? Or even if I want to take both the SAT and ACT in June? Is this doable, or is this a terrible idea?
31 Mar '16, 14:29 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Does Clemson Superscore the ACT?

I'm planning to apply to Clemson, and my ACT superscore would be slightly higher than any of my one-time composite scores. Does Clemson use superscoring?
31 Mar '16, 11:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Taking the SAT After 12th Grade?

Can you take the SAT after a gap year, or even just after you've finished 12th grade? Or do you have to take it while you're still in high school?
30 Mar '16, 16:41 Laura_PrepSc...536
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SAT Test Dates Available at All U.S. High Schools?

Are the SAT test dates posted by the College Board the same for all high schools in the United States? Or are there tests given at different times in different parts of the country?
30 Mar '16, 16:00 Laura_PrepSc...536
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Low Math, high CR on the SAT?

I'm applying to some selective schools including Emory, Davidson, Wash & Lee, and U Chicago, and I'm worried about my uneven SAT scores. My superscore is a 2110: 800 CR, 580 Math, 730 Writing. I've sent three scores, and in my last two sittings, I scored exactly the same in CR and Math (800 and ...
30 Mar '16, 14:36 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Wrong high school on SAT Admission Ticket - still able to take the test?

I accidentally said I went to a high school with the same name as mine a few cities over. Does this mean I can't take the test? Will my scores still be valid?
29 Mar '16, 16:10 Laura_PrepSc...536
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How important are the old SAT writing and essay?

I got back my January makeup SAT which I took Feb 27. This is the second SAT I have taken and I got these scores: Math: 800 Reading: 800 Writing: 680 Essay: 8 This test was better in every score compared to my first test (except the essay which was a 9) and I was ecstatic in seeing them. After doi...
21 Mar '16, 17:58 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can I use my old SAT essay scores if I take the new SAT?

I took the old SAT with essay and scored a 10 both times. I'm happy with these 10's and don't want to relearn the new SAT essay style. Can I take the new SAT without the essay and report my old SAT essay scores with it?
21 Mar '16, 16:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can I use old SAT books to study for the new SAT?

I'm preparing to study for the new SAT during my spring break, and I have a couple of old SAT review books (Kaplan 2015-2016 and College Board 2nd edition). I was wondering whether I can use them to study for the new SAT or do I need to go buy a whole new set of books?
18 Mar '16, 15:09 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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What happens to my essay score if I don't finish in time?

I got through the intro, and about 1 3/4 body paragraphs of my essay (I was planning on having 2 body paragraphs and a conclusion). I've never been a very fast writer, but I've always been a good one. I definitely believe that the quality was good, but what can I expect if the quantity just wasn't t...
16 Mar '16, 16:02 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Do colleges ignore SAT Math scores if Math II is higher?

I recently received my SAT scores (the 2400-scale SAT, not the new 1600 point one) and was both disappointed and relieved. I achieved a high score in reading, a somewhat decent score in writing, and a relatively poor score in math. While practicing for the SATs, I neglected the math sections, thinki...
16 Mar '16, 15:39 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is it too early for me to start studying for the SAT?

I have some free time over the summer, so I was considering studying for the SAT. I'll be a junior next year, but I won't take my first SAT until January or March. If it's relevant, I'm taking the PSAT/NMSQT in October, and I would love to get some form of recognition from that test. Should I start ...
11 Mar '16, 14:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How can I avoid careless mistakes?

I keep taking practice tests and I am constantly overthinking every single problem on the Math without Calculator... even the easiest problems. I find myself getting around 700 on math when I easily can get 750+ if I don't make careless errors. For Example... One of the questions asked to solve 25=...
11 Mar '16, 10:07 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best Direct Hits books for SAT vocabulary?

Direct Hits has a few vocabulary books that are available for pre-order, but I can't get them all. Which one(s) would you recommend that are best for improving vocabulary and comprehension?
09 Mar '16, 15:03 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is it bad to listen to music while taking practice tests?

Is it okay to listen to music while doing prep and taking practice tests? I literally cannot sit and work on it in silence without losing focus.
08 Mar '16, 10:13 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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What are some must know grammar rules for the NEW SAT?

Hi guys, I've been looking all over the web for a list of must-know grammar rules for the NEW SAT. Unfortunately most of the ones I found were catered towards the old SAT. If anyone can provide some links or book references, it would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
08 Mar '16, 10:01 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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My school isnt offering the essay. What should I do?

I plan on applying to a variety of competitive schools, and from what I have heard, although the essay may be optional, it should be taken to prove that you are a competitive student. My school has said they won't be offering the SAT with Essay due to time constraints. Should I opt out of the school...
07 Mar '16, 21:33 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should a junior take the SAT in October?

I was planning on taking the SAT in October but then I realized I am also taking the PSAT that month. Would it be ok to take it then or would that be too many standardized tests in a short period of time?
07 Mar '16, 19:53 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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I Sent the wrong SAT score, can I cancel it?

In an attempt to send my scores to colleges, I also sent the Math 1 Subject test on which I got a 580. I do NOT want them to see it. Is there anything I can do to cancel sending the scores?
07 Mar '16, 15:51 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Can I change my SAT date?

I signed up for the March date in haste. Now that I look at the calendar, there will be another test in June. I feel that with AP tests in May it would be better to sign up for the June test date instead. However im a stingy person. Paying 50 bucks was painful enough for me and I'm wondering I can c...
12 Feb '16, 13:11 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I send this SAT subject test score?

I'm debating whether or not I should send my SAT Math I subject test score of 760. I got a 750 on Math section of the SAT I and a 780 on the Math 2 Subject Test. I figured I'd take it since I was taking the physics that day anyway. Is the Math 1 worth sending or should I just send the Math 2? I'm lo...
12 Feb '16, 12:47 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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SAT Writing question explanation?

Having an exceptionally dry and stable atmosphere, astronomers chose Mauna Kea as the prospective site of the world`s largest optical telescope. (A) Having an exceptionally dry and stable atmosphere, astronomers chose Mauna Kea (B) Astronomers who chose Mauna Kea for its exceptionally dry and stable...
08 Feb '16, 12:26 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is it possible to take too many SAT practice tests?

Assuming I start studying 2 weeks before the SAT, would 3 practice tests in a week plus review be too much and would that burn me out? Please advise. Thank you!
08 Feb '16, 11:17 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Will SAT prep help me on the ACT?

I know that the two tests are pretty different, but will studying for the SAT make you more prepared for the English, Reading and Math sections of the ACT? I've already taken the SAT, but I want to try out the ACT too, and I'm not sure what my game plan should be or if I even need to study more.
05 Feb '16, 09:20 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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High GPA but low SAT for UNC?

I have looked into the college I want to go to (UNC Chapel Hill, in-state student), and I have noticed that my GPA is above their average, but my SAT scores are below their average. I'm scoring around a 1650 on the 2400 scale. I also tried taking the ACT, but I scored in the same range. I have prett...
03 Feb '16, 12:15 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is Rocket Review Still Recommended for SAT Prep?

The book apparently came out in 2006 and hasn't been updated since. I don't have much experience with SAT and don't really know if any large changes has been made to the SAT test since 2006. However, many people recommend this book and I plan on buying in. The only problem is I live overseas and shi...
03 Feb '16, 11:47 Laura_PrepSc...536

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