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Should I retake the SAT?

Discussion in 'Exam HQ' started by RisingCaduceus, Jul 31, 2010.

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  1. RisingCaduceus

    RisingCaduceus Neuroscience pre-med

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    I just took the SAT as a junior and scored 700 M, 780 CR, 650W. My ACT score was a 32. I feel like I can do better on both of the tests and my mom has offered to pay for the Kaplan class, but I don't know if its worth the risk of scoring lower. I plan on going to New York University but I'm barely in the top 25% of my class do to 6 AP's and some super slacking sophomore year. Do you guys think my current stats can get me in, or do I need to retake the tests again and hope for a really high score? I have a ton of extra curics too, 3 school sports, captain of swim team, over 500 community service hours, and 3 years of shadowing at my local hospital and cancer institute, if those help at all.
  2. lanashif

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    I don't think you should retake it, unless youre absolutely sure you can get a higher score. You didn't do bad, so I also don't think that a course would be of much use to you.
  3. dontforgetxx

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    Those are very good SAT scores. Your writing could use a teeeeny, tiny bit more on your writing, but to be honest; with your EC's, you really shouldn't have any trouble getting into NYU. I don't think you'd get a MUCH higher score on your SAT's, so it's really up to you. But for NYU, you seem to right in the middle of their general applicants, maybe even the upper half.

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