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If I Send One SAT Score to a College, Will It Automatically Get My Future Scores?

I took the SAT for the first time my junior year and sent my scores to several colleges. I’m planning on retaking the test my senior year. Will I need to pay to send future scores to those same colleges, or will they get them automatically for free?
01 Dec '15, 16:03 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How to Solve SAT Reading Big Picture and Inference Questions?

I'm shooting for a score above 750 on the SAT Critical Reading section, but I've been consistently scoring in the high 600s because I have difficulty on big picture and inference questions. I can usually narrow the choices down to two or three possibilities, but I have trouble eliminating the last o...
09 Dec '15, 15:32 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How to Detect No Error Sentences SAT Writing?

I want to score close to an 800 on SAT Writing, but I keep thinking there's an error in every sentence correction question. I always end up getting 5-10 questions wrong because I can never bring myself to choose "NO ERROR" as the right answer. How can I do a better job of detecting sentences where "...
09 Dec '15, 15:49 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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2170 SAT for Very Selective Colleges: Should I Retake?

My best score on the SAT is a 2170. I plan on applying to very competitive schools, including Stanford, Duke, and Northwestern. Should I retake the SAT, or is my current score good enough for admission?
14 Dec '15, 14:23 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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High Single-Sitting SAT Score Better Than High Superscore?

Do colleges view high single-sitting SAT scores in a better light than high superscores? I got a 2300 in one sitting on my first SAT, but my friend took the SAT four times and has a 2400 superscore. Should I retake the test to try and get a perfect superscore as well?
16 Dec '15, 19:13 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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High Scorer Strategies for SAT Critical Reading?

I scored a 700 on the Critical Reading section last time I took the SAT. What are the best study strategies I can use to get a perfect score next time?
16 Dec '15, 19:41 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Good ACT Score Low SAT Score for Stanford and UPENN?

I'm planning on applying to Stanford and UPENN, which both require students to submit all standardized test scores. My problem is that I have a 33 ACT score but only a 2100 SAT score. The 33 ACT score is at or above average for these schools, but the 2100 is solidly below average. I also have a part...
17 Dec '15, 09:15 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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2250 SAT Score Cutoff at Elite Colleges?

I've heard that at colleges like Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford every score above a 2250 is viewed similarly, but anything lower is dangerous. My SAT score is a 2240. Will it damage my chances?
17 Dec '15, 09:39 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Does It Look Bad If Your SAT Score Goes Down 60 Points?

I've taken the SAT twice. The first time I got a 2080, and the second time I got a 2020. I'm relatively satisfied with my scores based on where I plan to apply, but I'm concerned about the fact that my score went down on the second test. Will the fact that my score decreased damage my chances at all...
17 Dec '15, 14:23 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Third SAT Subject Test or Retake SAT I?

I'm planning on applying to highly selective colleges that require two SAT Subject Tests. I've already taken Math II and Chemistry, and I got 800s on both of them. However, my SAT score is below a 2200, so I am worried about my chances. If I want improve my application, should I take a third SAT Sub...
17 Dec '15, 14:44 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Why Do Some Schools Ignore the SAT Writing Section?

I'm frustrated with the fact that many colleges don't consider the SAT Writing section. I got my best section score on Writing, and I'm disappointed that some schools won't see it. What's the deal with this?
17 Dec '15, 15:04 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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2110 SAT Good for Berkeley?

I'm planning on applying to Berkeley for engineering. I just took the SAT, and I got a composite score of 2110 (my score breakdown was 690 on Writing, 730 on Math, and 690 on Critical Reading). Are my scores high enough to give me a chance of acceptance?
18 Dec '15, 10:41 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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What's More Important to Colleges - GPA or Test Scores?

Do colleges prefer students with low GPAs and high SAT/ACT scores or students with high GPAs and low SAT/ACT scores? Which factor is more important in the admissions process?
18 Dec '15, 12:08 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best SAT review book for high scoring students?

I'm currently scoring a 2050 on the SAT, but I'm hoping to bring my score up to the 2200 range. Which review book should I use to bolster my studying efforts?
30 Dec '15, 13:35 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Best critical reading SAT review book?

What's the best review book I can use to improve my scores on the critical reading section of the SAT?
30 Dec '15, 14:07 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How many questions can I skip for a 600 on SAT Reading?

My goal on the reading section of the SAT is a 600. How many questions can I skip without falling short of my target score?
30 Dec '15, 14:52 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is November too late to take the SAT II for ED/EA?

I want to apply ED to Cornell, but the only feasible time for me to take my SAT Subject Tests is in November of my senior year (I'm retaking the regular SAT on the October test date). Is this too late? Or will Cornell get my scores in time?
10 Jan '16, 17:38 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Possible to raise SAT score 300 points in 3 months?

I'm not happy with how I'm currently scoring on the new SAT, and I was wondering if I would be able to improve my score by 300 points or more with a 3 month study plan. I'd like to go from a 1000 to a 1300 or higher. Is this an unrealistic goal?
21 Jan '16, 19:06 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Should I take the ACT instead of the SAT?

Would it be a good idea for me to switch to the ACT if I'm having trouble with the SAT? I can't seem to get my score above a 1900 even though I'm one of the top students in my class. I think my issue with the SAT is that the questions are asked in indirect ways, and I can't figure out exactly what I...
21 Jan '16, 21:16 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How can I improve from low 600s on SAT Math?

I've taken all the practice tests in the SAT Blue Book, and I just keep scoring around a 630 on Math. I usually get thrown off by a question that I don't know how to solve and then that anxiety spills over into the rest of the section. I was really hoping to get my score up to a 700 on the next test...
25 Jan '16, 13:23 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Is Dr. Chung's SAT Math a helpful review book?

I'm considering buying this book and wondering whether it's actually a good resource to improve SAT math scores. I'm doing ok on math (mid to high 600s on practice tests), but I really would like to get closer to a perfect score. Will it help me?
25 Jan '16, 13:50 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Necessary to take full practice tests when studying for the SAT?

I have the SAT Blue Book, and I'm wondering if I should do the full practice tests or if I can just do sections. I don't have many opportunities to spend an extended period of time on practice testing. Will it matter if I do mostly individual sections when I study?
25 Jan '16, 15:17 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Already sent my SAT score, but now have a better ACT score?

I was happy with my SAT score (2220), so I sent it to UT Austin, my top choice college. However, I took the ACT recently because I figured I should try both tests, and I got a 35 on it. I feel like I made a huge mistake in sending the SAT score since my ACT score is comparatively higher. Should I se...
25 Jan '16, 15:51 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Send both SAT and ACT or leave out lower SAT score?

I scored 1850 on the SAT and 29 on the ACT. My ACT score converts to a higher SAT score (by 100 points or so), so should I just send that to colleges and leave out my SAT score? Or is it a better idea to send both to make myself look more well-rounded? I'm applying to UC schools if that matters.
25 Jan '16, 16:11 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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I'm taking the PSAT Junior fall - when should I take the SAT?

I'm taking the PSAT in October. When would be the best time for me to take the SAT for the first time? I think I want to take it twice, but that depends on how well I do the first time.
26 Jan '16, 11:53 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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1450+ on the SAT with 1200 PSAT score?

I took the new PSAT this fall as a sophomore, and I got a 1200. I'm a little disappointed because I'm hoping for a 1450 or higher on the new version of the SAT, and I'm worried it's going to be tough to improve that much. Is 1450 a realistic goal? How does my PSAT score translate to an SAT score? I'...
27 Jan '16, 11:34 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How many SAT practice tests should I do before taking the real exam?

I have been working through the practice questions in the SAT blue book, but I don't feel like I am making any progress. How many SAT practice tests does it take to see an improvement in my score and how many tests should I take before the March 5th SAT?
27 Jan '16, 14:39 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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Do I have a chance at top colleges with a 580 CR SAT score?

My Math and Writing scores are in the 700s, but I'm stuck at a 580 on Critical Reading. I've already taken the test three times, so I'm not going to take it again. I have scores in the high 700s on my subject tests in Math and Physics, and I'd say my application is very good overall other than this ...
28 Jan '16, 14:49 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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What's considered a suspicious SAT score improvement?

I've heard that the College Board investigates score improvements on the SAT if they're extreme enough because it raises questions about whether the student cheated. How much would your score have to improve for this to happen? Is there a specific benchmark?
01 Feb '16, 11:09 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k
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How does the SAT score curve work?

I have been reading about raw scores, scaled scores, and composite scores and I'm very confused about how the College Board comes up with the final number that gets sent to colleges. Can you help me understand how the SAT is scored? I've also heard rumors that some months are better to take the test...
01 Feb '16, 12:32 Sam_PrepScholar1.4k

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