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Correlation Between SAT scores and GPA

MenagerieMenagerie Posts: 196Registered User Junior Member
edited March 2007 in College Admissions
Are your SAT scores and GPA closely correlated? In general, do most people do pretty comparably on the two?


Mine aren't, and I'm not quite sure how colleges will see me. I have an overall unweighted GPA of 3.45. I'm currently doing well (all A's or A-'s), but I had a hard time freshman year and got only B's and C's (at a tough school, but still). My SAT score is 2310, which I got the first time I took the test and barely studied.

Does anyone have experience with uncorrelated scores?
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Replies to: Correlation Between SAT scores and GPA

  • Tonyt88Tonyt88 Posts: 2,177Registered User Senior Member
    No correlation is supposed to exist between SAT scores and GPA.
  • Sheed30Sheed30 Posts: 12,425Registered User Senior Member
    But that kind of an SAT scoer will get you places a 4.0 can't get you... i would rather have a 3.7 with a 2350 than a 4.0 with a 2000
  • ferrisbuellerferrisbueller Posts: 448Registered User Member
    Usually there is a correlation, but I'm with you, mine are different. I got a 3.4 and a 2110 taking the test once cold in my junior year. Perhaps no correlation is supposed to exist, but generally one does.
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