Originally Posted by itsallgood19
completely different topic but I was wondering why some OD schools (i.e. SUNY) require you to send SAT/ACT scores? How heavily is this weighed in the admissions process???
SCCO requires it too, and I asked why and they just said it was to help establish a longer history of you as a student (SCCO requires a high school transcript with your SAT/ACT scores on it I think). I think it doesn't do much other than show if you are just a consistently good test-taker. It might help someone who had low SAT/ACT and then got a high score on the OAT. I wouldn't worry about it negatively impacting you though...I can't see a reason why they would judge you poorly no matter how bad someone's SAT/ACT scores were since that was before you went to college and got in some of that there book learnin' stuff at a high level
. I think it might also help them understand your college transcript better - people who took remedial math or English classes could have done it out of genuine need (as evidenced in SAT/ACT or HS grades) or just to take an easier class load and boost their GPA.